As a former MFL teacher, Head of Department, Regional Subject Adviser and accredited KS2 trainer, Steve Mulgrew can offer a range of services to support teaching and learning of modern foreign languages in primary and secondary schools.
MFL-focussed training includes subject review, digital audio and video workshops, web 2 technologies and support for primary languages. The content and duration of such sessions is flexible and varies according to the schools involved.
Recent feedback on training events can be found here.
Going beyond one-off training sessions, we can also offer longer-term project support for school and local authority initiatives. Examples include:
Evaluation of teaching and learning in MFL
Using ICT to support links with international partner schools
Advice on the selection and use of video-conferencing equipment
Development of resources to support a specific programme
Interim management position as Head of Modern Foreign Languages. Washington School, Sunderland, 2011
Advice on and participation in a two-year Comenius Regio project linking schools in County Durham and the Somme area of France, leading to final conference and publication. Durham Local Authority, 2009-2011
Design and delivery of CPD training on the use of Web 2 technologies in MFL teaching, (blogs, online collaboration, etc). North Tyneside Local Authority, 2010
Support for teachers and senior management in the design and development of a blended-learning approach to AS and A2 languages. City of Sunderland College, 2008-2009
Research and national presentations on the use of ICT to maintain and enhance the provision of MFL courses at post-16. CILT / Comenius network, 2008 - 2009
Design and production of bespoke interactive whiteboard resources for primary languages following the LA scheme of work. Sunderland Local Authority, 2008