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Primary ITT with MFL - employment advantages????

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by scrummylicious, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Hi
    I am an NQT who studied an undergraduate programme with MFL specialism. To be honest and this probably isn't what you want to hear, I would say that it doesn't give you an advantage especially with plans for the New Curriculum being so up in the air. I have just secured a position and am the first from the MFL group. Don't be downhearted though, MFL is a great specialism to have and there will be schools who might interested; personal experience has shown though that MFL is being taught during PPA.

    I wish you lots of luck and enjoy teaching MFL in the primary classroom; I love it!

  2. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    The answer to your question is that it depends on the school. The removal of KS2 funding for MFL knocked out a lot of provision and left a very patchy situation across the country. In most instances it can be an added benefit but the core job is as a classroom teacher for a particular Year so most Heads would would look at this first. The big however is what will happen in future with the reintroduction of MFL to the secondary curriculum via E-Bacc and the introduction of subject specialisms in primary.
  3. Hi, I completed Primary BEd with MFL and found that in my job applications it was something that made me stand out, and prospective employers seemed quite excited by the idea of having someone that could actually speak a good level of French, in my case. It's a good experience and something extra for you to have under your belt! :)

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