Explore what effective differentiation in the languages classroom can look like. How improving students’ autonomy and individualising learning opportunities can lead to outstanding progress for all and improved uptake of the subject.


  • Learn how to aim high for outstanding progress for all
  • Unpick how to plan for inclusion quickly and easily
  • Increase understanding of all key forms of differentiation
  • Put individual pupil progress at the forefront of all lessons
  • Removed lack of time as a barrier to great differentiation

London, Wed 15 Mar 2017

London, Wed 21 Jun 2017

WHO FOR?  Teachers of languages


Heads of MFL

Directors of T&L

IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00 AM – 11.30 AM :Inclusive, engaging MFL lessons

  • New curriculum, new skills, new opportunities
  • Engagement and motivation through effective support
  • How to differentiate simply – the full toolkit
  • Activities and lesson plans – workshop

11.30 AM – 12.00 PM :Break


12.00 PM – 13.15 PM :Modelling and autonomous learning

  • Modelling great work, celebrating great skills
  • Feedback everywhere –collaborative learning and progress for everyone
  • Building resilience in language learners
  • Applying differentiation to exam practice

13.15 PM – 14.15 PM :Lunch


14.15 PM – 15.15 PM :Progress for all in MFL

  • Metacognition for exam success – strategy building
  • Targeting progress through teacher/pupil partnerships
  • Skill up MFL students to provide great feedback
  • Reviewing, personalising and improving lesson plans – even better next time!

15.15 PM – 15.30 PM :Break


15.30 PM – 15.45 PM :Plenary and action plan

  • Writing of action plan
  • Questions
  • Key messages for colleagues

Robert Pike

Robert Pike is an experienced trainer, author and teacher of French. He recently co-authored a new ‘A level’ French textbook for AQA, as well as several products for the new GCSE. He has worked on many other French products such as Allez, Studio and Clic.

An experienced MFL teacher and former Head of French, he delivers training courses across a broad range of topics including effective differentiation, outstanding teaching and getting results at GCSE and A level. He delivers courses that are interactive, discursive and up to date with curriculum changes.

Whilst teaching full-time he led the way with the use of technology in the classroom. An early adopter, he developed simple ways of making it work for himself, his colleagues and his pupils. Central to his teaching has always been an interest in the development of effective methods of challenging learners of all levels. He is also part of the ITT team at the University of Worcester where he helps develop the next generation of language teachers.