Participating teachers:

Caroline Elliott-Janvier – St Saviour´s and St Olave´s School

Catherine Juyol – Dulwich College

Fabrice Degueurce – Charter School

Philip Harper – Alleyn’s School

Allan Daly – St Michael’s College

Fabienne Collombon-Branson – James Allen’s Girls’ School

Luisa Alonso – James Allen’s Girls’ School

About our project:

In December 2013 a group of teachers from different schools in Southwark were invited to take part in the Southwark Schools Learning Partnership (SSLP) London Schools Excellence Fund project (LSEF).

The aim was to:

  • enhance teachers’ subject knowledge and confidence and hone their pedagogical skills, so that they can promote and engage in excellent teaching
    develop innovative subject-based resources
  • work collaboratively across different types of schools in Southwark to raise pupils’ achievements and encourage their progression in MFL
  • use school to school and peer-led activities, supported by the acknowledged excellence and experience of the Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI)

We attended CPDs, organised by the Prince’s Teaching Institute, with academic speakers and teacher-led workshops. Over the last two years we have worked as a group across the schools, preparing lessons that took students outside the textbook, in order to give them opportunities to use their new language in different contexts.

This project has resulted in a very useful communication platform between the teachers. We have shared our lessons, and we have adapted these for use in our own schools. We have observed each other and the collaboration has been such, that we would like to continue working together beyond the end of the project.

In this blog we have uploaded our lesson plans and presentations and will continue to do so. We encourage any MFL teachers who visit our website to use our lessons and to continue the spirit of collaboration by adding their own lessons here.


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