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Finding a Primary MFL role

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by brj76, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. brj76

    brj76 New commenter

    Dear Colleagues

    I am interested in teaching languages at Primary school level in the Redbridge / Essex area - does anyone have experience or knowledge of this ? I have been teaching French and German for 16 years at secondary level and I am now looking for a new challenge. Any tips such as where to find resources and 'getting a foot in the door' will be greatly appreciated! I have already contacted the relevant councils directly and am awaiting their response.

  2. BrightonEarly

    BrightonEarly Occasional commenter

    I would go into the schools nearest to you, find out what their current provision is and offer your services directly. Perhaps start with your own feeder schools and the teacher/SLT member at your former school who is responsible for primary liaison.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. Geekie

    Geekie Occasional commenter

    I was a secondary AST for 14 years and have now been a Primary languages specialist for 8 years. My advice would be to find out as much as you can about KS2 Languages. Familiarise yourself with the curriculum (Languages and English particularly, as well as KS1 English) and the KS2 Framework for Languages. Read about KS2 languages teaching, as it is different to KS3/4, and I would strongly recommend observing some lessons - not just languages - in a primary school. The Languages in Primary Schools Facebook group is extremely helpful (make sure you have your professional role visible on your public profile if you want to join).
    Landofla likes this.

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