Welcome to the MFL Moodle!

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to a new source of information for MFL leaders and teachers in Primary and Secondary settings in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Here you will find a regularly updated bank of resources to support MFL Subject Leaders and teachers across Primary and Secondary schools and academies in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. A significant number of these resources will be accessible free of charge to anyone.

In addition, over the year a number of other resources will be added to the Moodle+ section of the site. These will be accessible to those with a Moodle+ paid subscription. These resources will usually be those which I have spent some considerable time creating and which can be used directly within school and the classroom.

The Moodle and Moodle+ for MFL is YOUR resource. As such, I welcome feedback from MFL and Headteacher colleagues about the usefulness of these resources and suggestions as to what other content would be of value in improving MFL teaching, outcomes and leadership in Hampshire schools and academies.

I look forward to working with you.

Mark Kingswood, Secondary Inspector/Adviser and Subject Lead for MFL

Tel: 03707 794112 / Mob: 07488 317998 / Email: mark.kingswood@hants.gov.uk

For further details on the full range of services available please contact us using the following email: htlcdev@hants.gov.uk

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    Take part in our Secondary MFL ECT+ Webinar Programme 24-25 – Part 1 – 16 September, 11 November 2024, 13 January and 10 March 2025 (Part 2 – 21 April and 2 June 2025)

    by Hannah Richardson -

    The objectives of the ECT (Y1+2) support sessions are to: 

    • Develop a network of Hampshire based early career teachers in MFL as a means of supporting them through the early stages of their career and potentially beyond. 
    • Provide support to our early career teachers in MFL, particularly those joining departments and schools that are small and less well led or mentored. 
    • Maximise the impact of the expertise offered by the three HIAS MFL advisers. 
    • Facilitate better links between HIAS and wider teaching staff to further improve attendance at future meetings. 
    • Facilitate links between HIAS and school-based mentors. 
    • Provide Early Career Teachers with relevant, up-to-date subject specific CPD and support the outcomes of learners across the county. 

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: MFL ECT

    Price: Sub £235 / SLA £185 / Full £282 *invoiced over two financial years 
    Part 1: Sub £157 / SLA £125 / Full £188 
    Part 2: Sub £78 / SLA £60 / Full £94

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    Sign up to our Secondary MFL Line Manager Webinar 24-25 – 12 September 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    This webinar is aimed at SLT members with a limited background in MFL teaching who will be line managing Heads of MFL during 2024-25. The main objective of this session is to ensure that line managers are aware of the key ingredients required to lead a successful languages department. This will enable them to support and challenge subject leaders in the delivery of a successful MFL curriculum.

    Additionally, HIAS MFL advisers will be able to establish contact and make senior leaders aware of the support on offer to schools including MFL network meetings, school visits and ECT provision. The planning and teaching resources on the Moodle will also be highlighted in these sessions. 

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: MFL Webinar 

    Price: Sub £70 / SLA £50 / Full £84 

    Don’t forget to sign up to our MFL secondary networks which are now live for booking on the Learning Zone

    by Hannah Richardson -

    You can book now for all sessions in 2024-25.

    Autumn date: 17 October 2024
    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Secondary MFL Autumn
    Sub £55 / SLA £40 / Full £66 (Webinar)

    Spring date: 13 February 2025
    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Secondary MFL Spring
    Sub £75 / SLA £40 / Full £90

    Summer date: 10 July 2025
    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: MFL Summer 25
    Sub £55 / SLA £40 / Full £66 (Webinar)

    Please see here for more information about our secondary subject networks for 2024-25.

    Don’t miss next week's Summer 23-24 Primary MFL Subject Leader Network Meeting – 13 June 2024

    by Hannah Richardson -

    MFL primary subject leader network meetings will bring colleagues together to understand and share great practice in developing MFL in primary schools and to facilitate regular and meaningful collaboration.

    Learning outcomes:

    • To provide support for the development of subject knowledge and curricula for MFL Primary subject leads and teachers to consider when planning in the short, medium, and long-term.
    • To introduce subject colleagues to one another and to begin developing strong and lasting collaboration at county and local level.
    • To enable primary subject leaders to feel confident in designing effective assessment opportunities and ways to enhance students’ cultural awareness and understanding.

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Primary Summer MFL

    Price: Sub £50 / SLA £25 / Full £60

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    Don’t forget to book for MFL Subject knowledge enhancement for non-specialists 2024 (Key Stage 3 focus)

    by Hannah Richardson -

    Recruitment of high-quality teaching staff presents a significant challenge for schools in Hampshire, as it does nationally. Our new subject knowledge enhancement course is for non-specialists, across all core and EBacc subjects, as well as RE.  

    This training will: 

    • Support those recently in post, as well as provide preparation support for those who may be taking up a new post in September 2024. 
    • Equip teachers with the knowledge and skills required to effectively deliver high quality lessons in the chosen subject. 
    • Focus on Key Stage 3 teaching principally, whilst offering the requisite level of skill and knowledge to facilitate further development towards the teaching of Key Stage 4 over time.

    Participants will need some prior knowledge of the chosen subject.


    Session 1 – 7 May 2024
    Session 2 – 28 June 2024
    Session 3 – 11 July 2024
    Session 4 – 18 September 2024
    Session 5 – 17 October 2024
    Session 6 – 14 January 2025

    Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: non-specialists

    Price: Sub £780 / SLA £730 / Full £936

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