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We offer a range of CPD sessions on different themes and members of the NCELP Team regularly speak at external conferences and events

All our MFL CPD sessions and external event presentations are in line with the:

NCELP CPD Sessions

Regional school-based Teach-Meets

Image with text: NCELP Teach-Meets: Regional face to face sessions enabling collaborative working and 'next steps'

We are offering a number of regional face to face Teach-Meet sessions in February and March 2023 for completers of our NCELP CPD Course (Spring 22 or 23/ Summer 22/ Autumn 22/ Asynchronous or blended model). These ‘next-steps’ sessions are hosted by our Course Leaders and provide an opportunity for teachers to come together and work collaboratively to share ideas on next steps to prepare for the new GCSE as well as develop practice further.

NCELP Open Door Events

Image with text: An opportunity to see NCELP approaches in action, and talk to practitioners with experience in implementing NCELP SOW in the classroom

During January, we will be hosting a series of open door events. These opportunities will allow teachers to visit the MFL departments in the schools where our Course Leaders teach.  The format of the visits will include observations in the classroom and question and answer opportunities with our Course Leaders and their colleagues. These sessions are free to attend, however, spaces are limited.

CPD series for teacher educators and their networks

This two-part CPD session aims to bring Teacher Educators together with their networks of Initial Teacher Trainees, in-school Mentors, Heads of Department and Early Career Teachers in order to firstly provide an introduction to NCELP and secondly to explore teaching KS3 with the new GCSE in view

Understanding the new subject content for GCSE French, German and Spanish

These FREE online sessions enable participants to develop understanding of the changes to the GCSE for French, German and Spanish, and draw out their implications for teaching and assessment, answering key questions and providing a springboard for any curriculum and pedagogy development planning.  To see further information and register for an autumn term briefing, click the button below.

Themed Teach-Meets

These sessions offer an input led by our current Course Leaders, on a spotlight theme of Curriculum Design, Phonics, Vocabulary or Grammar coupled with an ‘ask the practitioner’ opportunity. Drawing on their knowledge as expert practitioners of the NCELP SOW, the session leaders will also share examples of the resources they use in their everyday teaching.

NCELP at external events


The Delivering Excellence in Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in Schools Conference 2023

1st February 2023, ONLINE


Rachel Hawkes, Co-director of NCELP

Keynote: Curriculum Design for MFL: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice from KS2 to the New GCSE

  • Reviewing your current curriculum and identifying areas for improvement
  • Ensuring systematic, sequenced coverage of language content across key stages 2 – 4
  • Teaching culture as an integral part of a language-driven curriculum
  • Preparing the way for unplanned speaking from the start

Other speakers include: Bernardette Holmes, Neil Lawson (DfE), Suzanne O’Farrell, Alison Pateman (The Broxbourne School), Iclal Lawrence (Tollgate primary), Dr Jane Lavery – Uni of Southampton (Modern Languages and Linguistics Outreach Co-ordinator and Strategy Lead)

Register to attend.


40th Annual Conference of the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics

26-28 April 2023, Mérida


Professor Emma Marsden, Co-director of NCELP

Open research in applied linguistics: Challenges and opportunities

Register to attend.

For registered CPD participants