Our French Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) course provides an opportunity for non-specialist French teachers, returning teachers and native speakers of another language to develop their subject knowledge.
TSST courses are FREE OF CHARGE.
This course is specifically designed to develop the subject knowledge of qualified teachers who did not train as French teachers. It is also suitable for existing language teachers whose main language is not French and returning teachers who need to refresh their subject knowledge. The programme runs over 6 sessions which will deepen the knowledge and understanding of the important areas needed to deliver successful French lessons. This high quality training opportunity is completely FREE OF CHARGE through funding by the DfE and has been developed in collaboration with the University of Bristol.
Although this course has already started we would welcome new participants and catch up sessions will be provided.
Feedback from previous delegates
What a fabulous course – I’ve become much more confident about using target language and being more adventurous with my activities. My students are more engaged and it’s helped me dredge up loads of French that I’d forgotten that I’d learnt at school. It’s been so helpful to have time to discuss and reflect and to observe experienced language teachers.Molly, Devizes School
For the teaching of grammar and vocabulary, as well as classroom confidence in target language, the course has been invaluable. Lesson observations of outstanding practice have been inspiring.Ben, St Laurence School
Hannah’s career in education has spanned over 15 years during which she has held various posts including KS5 coordinator for languages and Head of Languages. She was instrumental in introducing Spanish into Malmesbury School and currently works as both a language teacher and as an SLE. Hannah has a wealth of experience in coaching PGCE students and NQTs, and recently she has worked collaboratively with our partner schools to support middle leadership and develop teaching and learning.
Hannah has been at the forefront of developing and delivering our highly successful TSST French course to participants.
Ruth has been teaching for 17 years as a specialist in Modern Languages and has taught German French, Russian and Italian. She has held various roles, including as an AST working across a range of schools in the South West. Ruth is an experienced facilitator for MFL CPD and she has led on Teaching and Learning groups, innovative teaching and coaching.
Ruth has mentored many PGCE students through the University of Bristol PGCE course, and served on the Advisory Group for the PGCE course. She has also authored resources for a pre-ITT online course for Hibernia University. She is currently Senior Curriculum Leader for International Business and Languages at Malmesbury School and has contributed to the design and development of our TSST French programme.
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