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Brent Teaching School Alliance

Modern Foreign Languages

  Name: Lara Griffiths

  Current Position: : MFL Leader

  School Name and Address: Byron Court Primary School,

                                                Spencer Road, Wembley.

  Specialist Area(s): Modern Foreign Languages

Background Information:

In 2010 I completed specialist training to teach French and Spanish across KS2 and KS3. As an experienced Primary MfL specialist teacher, I have worked with MfL Local Authority advisors; developing engaging resources and progressive schemes of work, trialing these in the classroom, sharing good practice, as well as taking part in language-focused study visits.

In my current full-time post as MfL leader at Byron Court Primary School, I teach Spanish from Reception to Year 6. I am taking part in the LSEF Network For Languages action research project, which has been a platform to reflect on my own practice and liaise with other primary and secondary school leaders through regular network meetings, focused training sessions and peer observations. I have set up links with a Spanish school and I am also working with the Spanish Embassy (Consejería de Educación) to create materials to support storytelling in the classroom

How I can support:

Now that MfL is compulsory at KS2 my passion for teaching languages is stronger than ever. As a MfL Specialist Leader of Education I can help MfL leaders and class teachers deliver an inspiring curriculum that implements the KS2 Programme of Study, regardless of the language being taught. I will help identify actions to improve MfL provision and assessment across the Primary phase, while also sharing whole school strategies to raise the profile of learning foreign languages. .