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NALA: Free Resource for Primary and Secondary

NALA colleagues have created a FREE resource for primary and secondary colleagues which we hope that you and any of the schools you work with might be interested in.  The resources link the grammar taught in primary English with the grammar of French, German and...

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Express Yourself in Lockdown

We all know that Speaking a language confidently and coherently is an important thing, and forms a critical part of linguistic and cultural development for all learners of languages. One of the impacts of COVID-19 has meant that many pupils have had fewer...

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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 26: GCSE Languages 2021

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

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