NCELP Schemes of Work are proposed as examples of how language knowledge and practice can be sequenced and re-visited systematically to support progression in the early stages of language development within a low exposure foreign language setting. The principles and processes that informed the SOW are described in this Rationale, Scope, and Key Principles document. Further insights into the SOW are available in this SOW Audio Presentation.
The latest version of these detailed SOW are for Year 7 Term 1 and 2 only. They have now been trialled in several NCELP schools. We will upload updated SOW for each term after they have been taught in project schools that are providing us with feedback and quality assurance.
We also provide SOW overviews for the whole of Y7 (updated 30 March 2020):
NCELP is fully resourcing its SOW. The resources are uploaded weekly, a few weeks ahead of teaching. The easiest way to locate resources is in the SOW collections:
Within each folder, select Download All (bottom left) to save all resources.
The NCELP SOW are in line with: (a) the Review of MFL Pedagogy, a report published by the Teaching Schools Council, which drew on research into foreign language learning and teaching and on the knowledge and experience of a wide range of experienced practitioners; (b) Ofsted’s current aspirations for curriculum intent, implementation, and impact; and c) preparing a solid foundation for GCSE content and examinations, which builds on the core grammar and vocabulary outlined in the programmes of study for Key Stages 2 and 3.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – NCELP materials
We know that teachers are all working very hard to manage the impact on pupils and schools in these difficult times. We have made some updates to the Resource Portal to reflect the change in practice arising from school closure, under a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) banner: