MFL is an essential subject which focuses on communication and cultural awareness. We will help you develop the main skills for this subject, speaking, listening, reading and writing to the 11-18 age groups. You will learn all of the skills needed to teach languages in an expert and assured manner. We will ensure that you have the subject knowledge and the means of structuring and planning lessons so that you are skilled and confident in the delivery of creative and stimulating lessons. Languages have a unique place in the school curriculum as a core subject and a means of acquiring vital skills for a life in the modern cosmopolitan world. Proficiency in a language enables pupils to develop skills, specialist knowledge and concepts in areas of relevance to their daily lives. We help trainees develop into enthusiastic, reflective and thoughtful teachers of Languages specializing in both academic and creative models of delivery.
The languages that we offer training in are Spanish, French and German. We generally prefer applicants to be able to offer two languages but can offer a Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme where this is not the case.
Most excitingly, because of the GORSE Academies Trust’s commitment to developing the teaching of Mandarin across its academies, we are also offering places to teach Mandarin.
You will usually be in school three full days and two mornings every week. One afternoon a week you will receive general training and one afternoon a week subject specific training.
Assessment will be against the teacher standards via continuous monitoring of your day to day engagement with teaching, including regular feedback from lesson observations. This will involve uploading evidence of your actual work to our assessment portal on a half termly basis, that will be five times a year. For the PGCE element, which runs seamlessly alongside core practice, you will have to complete two university assignments. Guidance and support will be offered throughout the training year.
Your assessment will be based upon your day to day practice and so should cause little extra workload.
All training will be at your host school, a nearby partner school, or GORSE SCITT’s Centre for Teacher Training. This includes the training for the Masters (PGCE) element of the programme.
GORSE SCITT is an OFSTED Outstanding provider in Yorkshire and Humberside; your training will be in very safe and experienced hands.