12 July 2019

Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Mrs Scully, and MFL teacher, Mrs Bailey, attended NCELP’s hub day on Wednesday.

The National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP) helps to put into practice the recommendations of the Teaching Schools Council’s MFL Pedagogy Review in French, German, and Spanish teaching across 45 secondary schools in England. 

The overarching aim is to improve language curriculum design and teaching, leading to high uptake and greater success at GCSE. The NCELP approach helps pupils establish a robust knowledge of basic vocabulary, grammar, and the sound and spelling systems (phonics). 

At the event, held at Archbishop Temple High School in Preston, both Mrs Scully and Mrs Bailey delivered a session to other MFL teachers on the benefits and their experience of teaching phonics in the Modern Foreign Language classroom. They worked alongside the lead teachers at Archbishop Temple and Dr Robert Woore, a phonics specialist from Oxford University. 

Mrs Scully said on her return, “It was a great project to be involved with and hopefully our little linguists at Priory will reap the benefits!”