Information about the Yorkshire Blended CPD Course: Towards the new GCSE: Autumn 2022-Spring 2023

Yorkshire Blended CPD Course: Towards the new GCSE (Autumn 22 – Spring 23)

We are offering teachers that work in schools in Yorkshire an exciting opportunity to join a regional cohort on our Blended CPD Course and to attend an online ‘next steps’ planning session with all course completers from Spring 22/ Summer 22/ Autumn 22/ blended model.

The course consists of five self-study modules available on the NCELP Learning Management System (LMS) on: principles of curriculum design, phonics, vocabulary, and grammar and culture.

Each module of the course is split into a number of parts.  This allows participants to undertake each module in a number of different sittings.  There are activities included within each part to help strengthen participants’ understanding of the themes, such as reflection questions and ‘hands-on’ tasks.

The self study modules are complemented by four optional 60-minute remote follow up Teach-Meet sessions, led by our experienced Course Leader, Jenny Hopper.

The ‘live’ elements of the programme will take place on the following dates/ times:

  • Module 1 Teach-Meet (Curriculum Design): Wed 2nd Nov, 16:00-17:00
  • Module 2 Teach-Meet (Phonics): Wed 23rd Nov, 16:00 – 17:00
  • Module 3 Teach-Meet (Vocabulary): Wed 14th Dec, 16:00 – 17:00
  • Module 4 Teach-Meet (Grammar): Wed 25th Jan, 16:00 – 17:00

Please read the pre-registration guidance notes, terms and conditions for the course and the privacy notice before completing the online registration form, all links below. There is a separate registration form, also included below, for expressing interest in the ‘next steps’ session.

Registration will remain open to allow participants to join the course and attend the Teach-Meets that are available to them. The Teach-Meet dates are included above and in the pre-registration guidance and registration form.

More information about the Yorkshire Blended Course and Registration process is included below.

Yorkshire Blended CPD Course Registration Information

Our FREE CPD course offers an unparalleled opportunity for teachers to develop a comprehensive understanding of the 2016 MFL Pedagogy Review recommendations,  providing a springboard for any curriculum and pedagogy development planning in light of the new subject content for GCSE French, German and Spanish.  The course is in line with the:

  • 2016 MFL Pedagogy Review recommendations
  • 2021 Ofsted research review
  • New Subject Content for French, German and Spanish GCSE – for first teaching in 2024 with first exams in summer 2026.

You will be successfully admitted to register for a course if you are involved in Modern Foreign Language education and you are working in a school in the Yorkshire area that receives public funding from the government and teaches French and/or German and/or Spanish.  

This includes:

  • Practising teachers in state schools (any number of teachers can apply from a single school – but numbers may be restricted if demand is very high)
  • Unqualified practising teachers 
  • Secondary school advisors/consultants (employed by a school, an academy trust or a local authority to support state schools) 

The course is designed for those new to NCELP approaches, though it would also suit participants who want to develop their understanding further (for example teachers who have already adopted NCELP Schemes of Work).

Our CPD course takes an in-depth look at KS3/4 Modern Foreign Language (MFL) curriculum design and pedagogy. This blended version of our NCELP CPD course has been developed for participants who wish to work flexibly through the modules at a personalised pace through self-study yet enjoy opportunities for discussion with a Course Leader and fellow participants through dedicated Teach-Meets.

This format of the CPD course not only aims to equip teachers to enact curriculum developments and develop classroom practice in light of the CPD course content but also offers the opportunity to bring MFL teachers together to work as part of a highly collaborative network.

For registered CPD participants

As an experienced MFL teacher and subject leader, I would wholeheartedly recommend this course. I really liked the fact that it was split into different sessions, allowing for reflection time and space to trial ideas between them. Our facilitator was knowledgeable and perhaps most importantly, an MFL teacher herself. As such, she could give us some great insight into how the NCELP curriculum design had impacted on the progress of her own students. It was refreshing to feel truly inspired by CPD and it has really made me think about my own approach to curriculum as I look towards the new GCSE and the challenges and opportunities it will bring.

Claire Hamner

Malet Lambert School, Hull