Leadership comes from having a defined vision and turning that vision into a reality. This new course will encourage you to look at the qualities that make leadership effective and will help you work with others to develop outstanding leadership of your department.

Delegates will focus on successfully managing the MFL team while ensuring that the department meet the challenges of the new Ofsted framework in terms of the depth and breadth of the curriculum. It will include sessions on ensuring revisiting and reworking an effective 5-year curriculum, planning in effective assessment, target setting, monitoring and evaluating progress and attainment.


By attending this course you will gain an insight into:

  • How to support your team through effective leadership
  • How to plan and ensure effective teaching and learning across your department
  • How to revisit curriculum planning in light of the new Ofsted framework
  • How to plan in skills development across topic coverage
  • How to plan assessments and track data effectively.
  • Take away a plethora of time saving techniques and strategies which can be immediately implemented
DATE & LOCATION London | Wednesday 18 November 2020 
  • Heads of MFL departments
  • Aspiring/Newly appointed Heads of MFL
  • Heads of Faculty
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


10.00 – 11.00am
Establishing Your Vision and Your Starting Point

  • Reviewing the qualities and skills of an outstanding Head of MFL
  • Establishing your aims and objectives with regard to MFL success
  • Evaluating your department and using this for planning, task dissemination and support
  • Analysing your cohort, the opportunities and challenges in your particular context

11.00 – 11.15am
Discussion: coffee break

11.15 – 12.30pm
Planning a 5 year curriculum in line with Ofsted’s Deep Dive

  • How do you plan your curriculum in the long term (Years 7-11), in the medium term and weekly?
  • How do you plan the intent, implementation and impact of your MFL curriculum?
  • What do your students need to retain by Year 11?
  • What skills do your students needs to be proficient in?
  • Why are you teaching a particular topic at any given point?

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.30pm
Assessment, monitoring and feedback

  • Identifying and planning for assessment points
  • Reworking your assessments for effective progress analysis
  • Effective data collection for monitoring and feedback
  • Using data to identify strengths, weaknesses and plans for improvement
  • Smart marking and providing effective learner feedback

2.30 – 2.45pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2.45 – 3.45pm
Effective teaching and learning strategies

  • Maximise learner progress in every lesson
  • Building a skills focus into lessons
  • Implementing listening activities to maximise performance
  • Using listening to support a knowledge of vocabulary and grammar

Juliet Park

Juliet Park is a renowned speaker, author, trainer and Director Languages for the Share trust. She is an examiner for AQA, works across trusts as an MFL consultant and is also an SSAT lead practitioner in formative assessment.