Inspiring Teaching and Learning Series – Head of Languages Handbook + Effective Mentoring for Trainee Teachers – eBooks
Effective mentoring for trainee teachers – by Black, L., Gordon, A.L., Hughes, C., MacArthur, R. and Sandy, S.
Effective mentoring of Modern Foreign Language (MFL) trainee teachers as they embark on their professional teaching journey is the topic of the second publication in ALL’s series ‘Inspiring language teaching and learning’.The aim of this publication is to support you in your work as a MFL mentor by providing practical guidance to carry out your role effectively. The overriding emphasis throughout must be on how your contribution as the MFL mentor benefits the professional development of your trainee teacher and, in turn, other MFL colleagues and pupils in your school.
There have been significant changes to the routes for initial teacher training (ITT) in recent years and this publication is intended for anyone involved – directly or indirectly – with mentoring a MFL trainee during their initial training period, whatever the training route. Many chapters in this publication are also relevant for colleagues who are supporting a newly qualified teacher (NQT) or perhaps a teacher returning to the profession. Although written with the secondary school context in mind, many of the approaches and ideas are useful for a primary school mentor who is nurturing a trainee for MFL teaching.
Head of Languages Handbook – by Claro, J., Gordon, A L., Koglbauer, R., Pellon, M., and Shanks, D.
This downloadable publication about the role of the head of MFL in leading a well-organised and inspiring department seeks, above all, to enthuse the next generation of language learners to make progress in their linguistic development.Being a head of MFL involves many aspects – managing people, curriculum and budgets, responding to policy changes at a school and national level, being accountable for pupils’ progress, to name but a few. This book is intended for anyone with a MFL leadership role in a secondary school, whether you are head of one language with a small team or head of a much larger team of linguists.