(Date of designation & Teaching School)
|Modern Foreign Languages SLE
Archbishop Temple School /Preston Teaching School Alliance
(LA or Sponsor)
|Archbishop Temple School, Preston
|Recent OfSTED judgement
(Overall and Leadership)
|Context of School
Archbishop Temple School is a high performing secondary school in Preston, Lancashire. We have around 800 pupils, aged 11 – 16, and we aim to provide an outstanding education based firmly on our core values of faith, nurture and service.
Our pupils receive a first class education and our exam results are consistently among the best in the country (in 2018 88% of our students achieved a good grade in 5 or more subjects, including English and Maths).
Being a Church of England School is a core part of our ethos. We express our faith in regular acts of worship, but also by providing an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere where we make a commitment to each young person to try to support them to be the best they can be.
|Particular area(s) of Expertise/Strength
- Leading the approach to MFL Pedagogy and Curriculum as piloted by the DfE’s MFL Hubs Programme (we are one of 9 Lead schools in the pilot)
- Pupil progress (3 year trend of consistently excellent outcomes at GCSE French and Spanish)
- Structuring 5 year curriculum planning
- Developing assessments to support GCSE skills across the 5 years
- Driving MFL uptake at KS4 and developing campaigns in school to raise the profile of ‘MFL’ and increase pupils’ engagement and success in the subject
- New Staff Induction
|How have you supported other schools or middle leaders and senior leaders in your own school?
Supporting other schools:
- AST in MFL between 2009 and 2012
- Supported a range of departments in embedding principles of the Lancashire Literacy Project at a secondary school in Lancashire
- Currently working with 4 Hub schools to develop MFL curriculum and pedagogy
- Supported all departments in evaluating and developing literacy provision to improve outcomes
- Part of a group of teachers to trial, develop and lead on using new technologies to support learning
- 12 years experience in New Staff Induction, ITT and NQT as Professional Mentor
- Led the TLC impact group in school and worked with colleagues to share best practice and trial new ideas
- Led whole school approach to YGT, devised policies and worked with Departments to evaluate provision and differentiate appropriately to challenge the most able
|What was the Impact of your support?
Supporting other schools:
- Successful analysis of opportunities to explicitly teach Literacy in Science, RE and Humanities Departments at a secondary school in Lancashire, SOW reflected change in approach
- Ongoing support for Hub schools as directed by DfE Hub programme
- Devised a whole school approach and policy to explicitly teach literacy in all classrooms
- Successful creation of MFL dept VLE on Firefly and lesson routines using new technologies are embedded in all SOW and classroom practice
- Regular attendance at TLC impact group and range of new initiatives trialled and action research conducted
- Consistent approach to YGT evident across departments and excellent outcomes consistent for this sub group.