Primary Leaders of Languages Annual Conference

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
Yvonne Kennedy
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Target Audience
Subject Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Languages / Leadership and Management
Event Description
This is our annual primary language event of the year. Delegates can listen to key speakers, be updated on the latest issues surrounding languages teaching in primary schools and, as always, have some time to network and share ideas.

This year Professor Florence Myers, Research Director and Chair of RiPL, will be delivering a session on Metalinguistic awareness and links to L1 Literacy, sharing key research findingswith delegates.

In addition, Sarah Schechter, Director, Routes into Languages East and Bye Fellow, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, wil be speaking about the success of the national spelling bee competition for secondary schools and the launch of a competition for the primary phase. 

Sue Cave will be presenting her session ‘Grammar Moves’. Sue will demonstrate tried and tested activities for developing grammatical understanding relating to the KS2 targets of the MFL Programme of Study. The emphasis will be on progression from word to sentence level both orally and written. Activities include either movement or a kinaesthetic element, designed to engage learners actively and creatively.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the conference, participants will:

  • gain an update on the national, regional and local picture for primary languages

  • be able to share innovative ideas and good practice

  • be able to network with colleagues

Additional Information
Start Date
Friday 29 November 2019
End Date
Friday 29 November 2019
Closing Date
Thursday 28 November 2019
09:00 - 16:00
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