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 MFL department.

This fully revised course will focus on leadership, the crucial importance of developing the MFL curriculum to meet the demands of the new GCSE and Ofsted curriculum requirements, planning effective and efficient teaching and learning within a tight timetable, developing assessment material, target setting, monitoring and evaluating progress and attainment. It will also look at how to plan and promote a curriculum for both KS3 and KS4 which is both engaging to learners across all ability levels to maximise confidence and success which is manageable by the MFL team.

Led by a successful and highly experienced Head of Department for MFL, renowned trainer and AQA examiner, the course will provide detailed and accurate methods for steering your department in the right direction.


  • How to plan and ensure effective teaching and learning across your department
  • How to maximise the success of your team by identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • How to use backward design to maximise performance at GCSE
  • How to plan your KS3/4 curriculum to ensure skills and knowledge coverage
  • How to take a holistic  approach to ensure  mastery flow for your students
  • How to plan assessments and track data effectively
  • Take away a plethora of time saving techniques and strategies which can be immediately implemented


COURSE DATE Friday 6 December 2019 | London
  • Heads of Modern Languages
  • Aspiring Heads of Modern Languages
  • Senior Leaders in charge of Heads of Department
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 and task dissemination
  • Analysing your cohort, the opportunities and challenges in your particular context
  • Ensuring a rich curriculum at Key Stage 3: meeting the latest Ofsted requirements

11.15 – 11.30am
Discussion: coffee break

11.15 – 12.15pm
Planning for Mastery Flow and Success at GCSE

  • Understanding the skills and knowledge required for success at GCSE
  • Taking a planned approach to mastery flow from years 7-11
  • Assessing your current curriculum models and resources with a view to GCSE success
  • Extra-curricular opportunities to boost uptake/engagement at Key Stage 4 and 5

12.15 –1.15pm
Ensuring Departmental Success at KS3

  • Reshaping your KS3 SoW to ensure content and grammar coverage
  • Revamping your teaching and learning resources to ensure high level engagement and mastery
  • Strategies for supporting SEN students in Languages
  • Implementing strategies for stretching students to maximise their attainment
  • Identifying and planning for the assessment points set by your school
  • Reworking your assessments for effective progress analysis
  • Effective data collection for monitoring and feedback
  • Planning your homework policy to ensure space learning and memorisation

1.15 – 2.00pm
Lunch and informal discussion

2.00 – 3.00pm
Ensuring Departmental Success at KS4

  • Identifying past performance at GCSE and planning for improvement
  • Using exam data to identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Revamping GCSE teaching and learning to enhance student performance
  • Effective strategies for maximising independent learning
  • Effective planning for GCSE mock exams and revision/intervention

3.00 – 3.10pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2.45 – 3.45pm
Effective Leadership

  • Carrying out lesson observations and learning walks
  • Strategies for establishing, maintaining and promoting high quality Teaching and Learning across your department
  • Modelling outstanding teaching and learning in meetings and CPD sessions
  • Supporting and coaching your staff

Stuart Glover

Stuart is a renowned expert in GCSE and A Level French. He has been chief examiner for igcse French for 5 years, Principal moderator for GCSE French at AQA for 12 years, reviser, presenter, principal examiner for GCSE writing and lead examiner for fcse French. He has also examined at A Level for many years for the same awarding body. He has written The Pearson Revise books and practice papers for AQA and Edexcel GCSE (new and old spec) as well as the OUP French text book for the new GCSE for AQA and have written the assessment materials for Studio French GCSE for Edexcel and AQA editions of the textbook as well as materials for online testing. Stuart is currently teaching Years 12 and 13 part-time at an academy in Gloucester, after having been head of MFL in two secondary schools

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