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Hwb: Using X-box or Playstation for remote learning

The Welsh Government digital learning team have released a document listing instructions of how families can use games consoles, X-box and Playstation to complete online remote learning.   This pdf is freely available to download here and helps Welsh learners to...

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DfE: Remote education guidance and support 

Remote education guidance for school and college leaders. The Department for Education have brought together their guidance and support to a more user friendly webpage: Get Help with Remote Education. On this page you will find: Guidance and support  Expectations for...

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Ofsted: What’s working well in remote education.

With remote education becoming the norm for many learners across most phases, Ofsted released guidance on 'What's working well in remote education' on January 11th. The guidance which defines 'remote education', seeks to end some 'common myths' about 'remote...

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News from Ofqual re: 2021 examinations

Ofqual have now published the following in response to the Secretary of State’s address to the House of Commons yesterday: We are working with the Department and will begin to consult widely next week on possible arrangements for GCSEs, A levels and vocational and...

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The Importance of Languages in Global Context: An International Call to Action

The British Academy has published The Importance of Languages in Global Context: An International Call to Action. This unprecedented joint statement (together with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Australian Academy of the Humanities, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and The Royal Society of Canada) highlights the key role that language skills play in […]

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Teacher Briefing: GCSE Languages 2021

Theme: GCSE Languages 2021 Background: OFQUAL was tasked by the Secretary of State with mitigating the impact of the pandemic on schooling in the academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21. For Languages the major recommendation was to make the spoken language assessment an...

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Routes into Languages East 2020-21

All Routes into Languages East 2020/21 projects are now ready for registration and payment: Primary Bee (Y5 & 6) Spelling Bee (Y7) Translation Bee (Y8 & Y9) Language Leader Award (rec.Y9 & above) Languages Challenge (all) LinguaMaths (Y7) Having just...

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Plans to ban EU children travelling to the UK on ID cards “economically and culturally reckless”

Plans to ban EU children travelling to the UK on ID cards “economically and culturally reckless” · School exchange trips for UK children will be hit hard · UK face immediate loss of income and jobs for international English language schools · House of Lords amendment creates more secure travel alternative than the Government’s proposed […]

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MFL teachers on the shortage occupations list

ALL is pleased to inform you that following the joint efforts by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Foreign Languages, the Association for Language Learning, led by René Koglbauer-Franklin and Jane Harvey and other language organisations has once again led to another positive outcome.  The Migratory Advisory Committee have recommended that MFL teachers and […]

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European Day of Languages 2020: Quiz via TES Resources

If you want to play quizmaster or quizmistress give this five star quiz a go here at TES Resources for a bit of fun, cultural capital and competition, look no further than here for a quick free download.

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