Professional Development Clusters for MFL Teachers

Clusters of MFL teachers are now meeting in Reading/North HampshirePortsmouth/South Hampshire, Brighton/Sussex, Cheltenham/Gloucestershire, Oxford, South Oxfordshire and Birmingham. Another cluster is planned for Lincolnshire and Newcastle upon Tyne. The aim of the clusters is to:

• Create time after school to meet with local MFL colleagues and share in your professional development
• Revisit the PDC in MFL principles and use them as a basis for discussion
• Plan with your local colleagues how to apply one specific principle (or more) in your teaching
• Discuss and evaluate the outcomes together at subsequent meetings
Meetings are max 1.5 hours long, and take place 3-4 times per year, hosted by the teachers or teacher trainers involved in the cluster. The work of the PDC in MFL is used as a basis for discussion but the teachers and teacher trainers have autonomy over the clusters and decide what happens in each meeting.
Tanya Riordan opens the first cluster meeting in Portsmouth, May 2013

The first cluster meeting in Portsmouth, May 2013

If you want to get involved in one of these clusters, contact the cluster leaders directly at the appropriate email address given below:

Reading/North Hampshire: pdcinmfl@gmail.com

Portsmouth/South Hampshire: southhantsmflcluster@gmail.com

Brighton/Sussex: sussexmfl@gmail.com

Oxford: oxfordmflcluster@gmail.com

South Oxfordshire: southoxonmflcluster@gmail.com

Cheltenham/Gloucestershire: gloucsmflcluster@gmail.com

Birmingham: birminghammflcluster@gmail.com

Lincolnshire or Newcastle upon Tyne: contact Suzanne Graham s.j.graham@reading.ac.uk

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