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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
  • 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
  • Creating excellent and meaningful resources
  • Sharing resources
  • Promoting Intercultural Understanding
  • Incorporating an international dimension in lessons via events such as the World Cup
 

Forthcoming and ongoing Ideas Education Ltd Work:

Speaker at ALL Language World, March 2024

Teacher of Spanish in 2 Sunderland primary schools and French in one Sunderland primary school

Editor of Write Away! magazine

Member of ALL Council

Member of ALL Primary Languages Steering Group

Maintenance of and creation of resources for Light Bulb Languages

Primary Languages blogger for ALL Languages Today magazine

ALL Primary Tweeter

Co-ordinator of Sunderland ALL Primary Hub

Primary Languages lead teacher at University of Buckingham

 

Work in 2023:

Speaker at ALL Primary Conference Online, November 2023

Languages Consultant for a local MAT

Member of PiPL (Progress in Primary Languages) advisory group

Consultancy and model lessons for local primary school, June-July 2023

Speaker at Spanish Day in London, June 2023

Publication of France and Spain holiday booklets, May-June 2023

Delivery of online training for West Midlands MAT, June 2023

Delivery of minibook session for Gateshead schools, May 2023

Speaker at Language World, March 2023

Speaker at Spanish Day at Newcastle University, March 2023

 

Work in 2022:

Languages Consultant for a local MAT

Keynote speaker at TMMFLicons online event, December 2022

Delivery of Reading workshop at Language Show online, November 2022

Speaker at RiPL webinar Collaborative Approaches to Primary Languages, November 2022

Online and in person lectures for teacher trainees at University of Buckingham, October 2022

Delivery of online workshop for Welsh in a Year sabbatical students, October 2022

Keynote speaker at UK Lingua conference, Durham, April 2022

Delivery of workshop at Jornadas de Español in Durham, April 2022

Keynote speaker at ALLSW conference, March 2022

Education consultant for new BBC Supermovers content for KS2 French and Spanish

 

Work in 2021:

Keynote speaker at ALL Primary Languages Conference Online, November 2021

Delivery of two sessions at the Languages Show, November 2021

Delivery of Linguascope webinar, July 2021

Keynote speaker at East Midlands primary languages conference, June 2021

Primary languages training for Welsh in a Year sabbatical students, June and October 2021

Primary Languages Subject Lead for Oak National Academy

Delivery of "Make it with minibooks" webinar, April 2021

Primary languages training for teachers at Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance, April and November 2021

Speaker at ALL Language World conference, March 2021

Publication of poetry anthologies Poesía and Poésie, February 2021

Primary languages training for primary trainees at University of Buckingham, February and October 2021

Speaker at Leicestershire ALL Primary Hub, January 2021

Primary languages training for primary trainees at Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance, January 2021

Work in 2020:

Speaker at Herts for Learning Primary Languages Conference, December 2020

Presenter at ALL online primary languages conference: Pillars of Progression, October 2020

Lesson plan article for Teach Primary issue 14.6 (p.98)

Consultant for BBC Bitesize Daily (KS1-2 French and Spanish)

Consultant for KS2 BBC Bitesize (Spanish)

Creation of a series of home learning videos for primary Spanish

Lesson Plan article for Teach Primary issue 14.3 (page 76)

Author of A selection of primary blogs for the Association for Language Learning

Publication of Box of Spanish: ¡A comer!

Publication of les super-héros / ¡superhéroes! resources for Key Stage 1 and Year 3.

Speaker at Language World 2020, March 2020


Work in 2019:

Speaker at RiPL Call to Action conference, London, November 2019.

Publication of Sonidos Españoles - package for Spanish phonics

Publication of On commence! - lesson starters for French, part 2

Publication of ¡comenzamos! - lesson starters for Spanish, part 2

Speaker at Foreign Language Literacy in Primary Practice conference, Southampton, July 2019

Speaker at Celebrating Primary Languages conference, Durham, July 2019

Speaker at ALL Yorkshire Summer Event, July 2019

Speaker at Talleres de español (Consejería de Educación), June 2019

Editor of first issue of Write Away! magazine, May 2019

Speaker at ALL Language World, March 2019

Developer of multi-sensory resources for TTS

 

Work in 2018:

Speaker at Northern Primary Languages Show, York, December 2018

Participant in RiPL Primary Languages Policy Summit, London, November 2018

Speaker at Language Show Live, London, November 2018

Winner of Modern Foreign Languages category of Teach Primary Resource Awards 2018

Publication of On commence! - lesson starters for French, part 1

Publication of ¡comenzamos! - lesson starters for Spanish, part 1

Publication of Ma petite grammaire, parts 1 and 2

Publication of Mi gramática, parts 1 and 2

Guest presenter at Gosforth and Throckley ALL Primary Hub, May 2018

Speaker for Royal Greenwich TSA, March 2018

Speaker at ALL Language World, March 2018

Consultant on BBC School Radio series ¡Mi Madrid! for KS2 Spanish

 

Work in 2017:

Publication of 130 Activities for the Languages Classroom

Member of focus group for Spanish-language content on BBC School Radio, June 2017

Speaker at ALL Language World, March 2017

Delivery of Primary Languages Training at Our Learning, Preston, March 2017

Guest presenter at Consett ALL Primary Hub, January 2017

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 French
Primary School in Sunderland

Teacher of KS1 and KS2 Spanish
Primary School in Sunderland

 

Work in 2016:

Speaker at Northern Primary Languages Show, November 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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