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Ideas Education Ltd offers consultancy, speaking, workshops and bespoke training on the following:

  • Teaching Spanish and French in primary schools
  • Getting started with primary language teaching
  • Promoting reading and writing in the foreign language in Key Stage 2
  • Promoting Intercultural Understanding
  • KS2-KS3 Transition
  • Linking literacy and languages
  • Linking numeracy and languages
  • Creativity in language teaching
  • Use of arts and crafts in language teaching
  • Cross-curricular teaching
  • Incorporating an international dimension in lessons via events such as the World Cup
  • Creating excellent and meaningful resources
  • Sharing resources
  • Training and using your Foreign Language Assistant
  • Blogging and podcasting
 

Forthcoming and ongoing Ideas Education Ltd Work:

Speaker at Northern Primary Languages Show, November 2016

Member of ALL Primary Languages Steering Group

Maintenance of Light Bulb Languages

Primary Languages blogger for ALL Languages Today magazine

ALL Primary Tweeter

Co-ordinator of Sunderland ALL Primary Hub

 

Work so far in 2016:

Delivery of Primary Languages Training at Our Learning Primary CPD Hub, Maryport, Cumbria

Publication of French Grammar Challenge Cards for KS3/4

Publication of Box of French: Je suis préhistorique!

Keynote speaker at Routes into Languages North East conference in Durham, July 2016

Publication of Box of Spanish: ¡Soy prehistórico!

Co-ordinator and deliverer of ALL Connect training for KS2, Sunderland centre

Presenter at ALL Language World 2016

Publication of Box of French: J'aime les sports! and Box of Spanish: ¡Me gustan los deportes!

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 French
Primary School in Sunderland

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 Spanish
Primary School in Sunderland

 

Work in 2015:

Keynote speaker at Odette Hunt Network Primary Languages Conference, July 2015

Speaker at Royal Greenwich Teaching Schools Alliance conference, July 2015

Keynote speaker at Stafford Annual Languages Conference, June 2015

Two half days of KS2 Languages training at OurLearning in Preston, June 2015

Speaker at etwinning conference, June 2015

Speaker at ALL Language World, March 2015

Speaker at SW London Primary Languages Conference, March 2015

Speaker at ICT and Languages Conference #ililc5, February 2015

General Languages sessions for Primary PGCE and School Direct students at Manchester University 2014-15

Publication of French Minibooks for Primary Learners

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 French
Primary School in Sunderland

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 Spanish
Primary School in Sunderland

 

Ideas Education Ltd Work in 2014:

Lead author of ALL Connect Writing Module

Deputy author of ALL Connect Progression Module

Publication of Spanish Minibooks for Primary Learners

Publication of Challenge cards and Pocket Cards for Spanish and French

Keynote speaker at East Midlands Primary Languages Conference, November 2014

Presenter at NALA conference, July 2014

Presenter at Osiris Educational's MFL Conference, July 2014

Presenter at OUP Roadshow, Newcastle, June 2014

Presenter at JLN Primary Languages Conference, June 2014

KS3 French Topical worksheets for Pearson ActivStudio

General Languages sessions for Primary PGCE students at Manchester University 2013-14

Speaker at Language World 2014, April 2014

Presenter for Osiris Educational - How to deliver the new KS2 Language Curriculum, March 2014

Keynote address and presentation at 4th ICT and Languages Conference (#ililc4), February 2014

LinguaTALK KS2 resources for French and Spanish for MantraLingua Ltd

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 French
Primary School in Sunderland

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 Spanish
Primary School in Sunderland

 

Ideas Education Ltd Work in 2013:

Presenter at Language Show for MantraLingua, October 2013

KS3 French copymasters for OUP

Transition Roadshow for OUP

French Transition Pack for OUP

Presenter at ALL Language World 2013

Copymasters for Viva 1 for Pearson

Presenter at ICT and Languages Conference (#ililc3)

Presenter at Brent LA Primary Languages conference

General Languages sessions for Primary PGCE students at Manchester University 2012-2013

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 French
Primary School in Sunderland

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 Spanish
Primary School in Sunderland

 

Ideas Education Ltd Work in 2012:

Presenter at ALL NE Primary/Secondary Languages Day

Copymasters for new Pearson Spanish KS3 course

Working with Teachit Languages at the Languages Show 2012

Spanish language workshops for Primary PGCE students at University of Manchester

Setting up of webspace for Europe Direct North-East

Host and speaker at The International School - promoting spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of global learners, Durham

Column for TES resources section

Speaker at ICT and Languages Conference (#ililc2)
Southampton University

Teacher of Spanish after-school club for KS2
Primary School in Washington

Regular maintenance of MFL Sunderland website

More launch resources for Teachit Languages
French KS3

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 French
Primary School in Sunderland

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 Spanish
Primary School in Sunderland

 

Ideas Education Ltd work in 2011:

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 French
Primary School in Sunderland

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 Spanish
Primary School in Sunderland

Review of Clicker Spanish for Merlin John Online

Workshops at MFL Joint Learning Day
Venerable Bede School
21st October 2011

Provider of launch resources for Teachit Languages
Spanish and French, KS3

SAFC Foundation Double Club
Training for coaches, apprentices, student ambassadors and teachers

Columnist for TES
Resources section

Ready Steady Go! Getting started with Primary Languages
"New Routes into Primary Modern Foreign Languages" Conference
Leeds Metropolitan University
First year Primary Education students

Ready Steady Go! Getting started with Primary Languages
Foundation lectures
Durham University Stockton Campus
Second year Primary Education students

Speaker at ICT Links into Languages Conference (#ililc)
University of Southampton

 


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