Hear what teachers are saying about NCELP:

“…Just to also say a big thank you for all the excellent resources you have created on the NCELP Portal. Awesome!”

“I did start using NCELP resources with my student teachers last year. Hopefully, it will be an effective way of disseminating key principles and ideas, as well as raising awareness across partnership schools of the excellent schemes of work and resources available. Longer-term, it should lead to further collaborative planning and resource creation.

What’s great is having the research, the underpinning principles and extensive resources all in one place. The TRG themes fit nicely into my existing teacher training programme, which can be used for additional pre-session readings and group discussions. I see some of these possibly featuring in my students’ master’s assignments. I will keep you posted.”

“[The video recordings of lessons on Oak] will no doubt be a fabulous resource, in the absence of student teachers being able to go into schools to observe lessons this semester.”

Lynne Kay, Course Leader for PGCE Modern Languages, Newcastle University 


“I love your teaching and learning philosophy. I have done all the CPDs and I realised that I think the same and it is wonderful to find support and the space to develop” 
Gina Ossa, Subject Leader Spanish, Sydenham School



“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful Hub Day Webinar [on 3 July]. It was such a delight to be re-engaged in thinking about the subject I love, seeing all your hard work from the last couple of years, and I am looking forward to trying out new ideas and techniques. I am grateful to all the contributors, and the whole day was incredibly slick, despite remote working.”

Angela Donnelly, Teacher of French, English and Spanish, Dr Challoner’s High School


“I would like to share with you my complete amazement at the resources you are creating. I have been following your newsletters for a while and only wish my school could have taken part in this pilot project. I fully agree with the way you introduce the language and love the grammar progression which will greatly help students become independent learners and more confident speakers. I intend on starting our Year 7 on your course from September and thank you so much for all the resources that you share. As Head of faculty, it makes my job so much easier.”

Marylise Pocceschi, Head of MFL, St Paul’s Catholic School


“I am amazed at the amount of work that has gone into this, how deeply it is linked to the research and how many resources have been created. I am very much looking forward to teaching in this way. It makes so much more sense than the topics based approach in the first few years of language learning.”

Teacher (NCELP Hub Day Webinar feedback)


“We’re really pleased we can continue to contribute to this great work. It’s become a significant part of the buzz around teaching and learning in school, within our hub and broader outreach activity locally.”

Dr Ben Parsons, Assistant Head, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School (Lead School)


“I think the KS3 SOW is inspirational! Thank you to everyone for all the resources and CPD information and videos. They are fantastic!”  

Pippa Allenby, Primary MFL Outreach Teacher for KS2, St. Bede’s Catholic College


“The use of NCELP has been extremely beneficial in the delivery of MFL lessons. As a maths teacher teaching Spanish as a 2nd subject I have found the resources that the HoD [who is involved in the NCELP project] has come back with to be extremely helpful.”  

Jordan Wilson, Teacher, Longhill High School (Hub School)


“Thank you all so much for all your expertise and efforts – I’m new to HOD in the past 3 months so you’ve opened my mind and inspired me to work on adapting my SOWs and getting my team of teachers on board to the NCELP way of thinking & working.”

Nina Fox, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, St George’s School


“I have come back [from the residential] enthusing about all we have learnt and are doing!  Definitely benefited from some ‘ncelping’!”

Specialist Teacher, Presdales School (Lead School)


“I am very much looking forward to embracing the NCELP Yr 7 French and Spanish Schemes of Work from September in my department. Both myself and my languages team are most passionate about your grammar teaching sequencing, resources and vocabulary lists.”

Robert Pugsley, Head of MFL, The Victory Academy


“There are plenty of different sources where you can find teaching resources but there are just a few where top-quality resources for excellent teaching can be found. In my opinion, one of those top sites is the NCELP portal. I get brilliant ideas on how to help students acquire the language through a quality lesson. It makes my life easier!”

Mayte Romero Soriano, Trainee Teacher 


“We know where we are going with the methodology now and are even adapting our Yr 9 and 10 lessons and resources to use NCELP techniques, particularly with vocabulary pre-learning and minimal pairs in grammar to get the key points across.”

Teacher, Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form (Lead School)


“I wanted to say I love all the resources and the work put into them is amazing. We’ve been wanting to change and update our SOW in my school to something more systematic for a while, and this is such a great set of resources for us to start using. I’m really looking forward to using it next academic year.”

Claudia Camp, MFL Teacher, The City of Leicester College


“The benefits of adopting [the NCELP SOW] are a much greater consistency for us all, and better engagement by the students are they really are obliged to work things out for themselves more regularly, rather than only relying on pre-learnt phrases which they either don’t understand or can’t manipulate.”

Teacher, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School (Lead School)


“We are finding students are more engaged with language as there is a finite, planned vocabulary set to introduce each week and they are able to do more with the language they have learnt.” 

Teacher, Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form (Lead School)


“The schools are finding that having ownership over the resource creation and partaking in the process is very rewarding.”

Specialist Teacher, Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form (Lead School)


“I taught KS3 Spanish phonics first and it just clicked with all of them. All of a sudden, their confidence has risen and they can attempt every word that they see. They can work out how to sound out words whereas before they were saying: “I don’t know how to say this”. It has completely changed!”

Aimee Simpson, NQT Designate, John Colet School (Hub School)


Our students appear more confident and secure in their language knowledgeThe vocabulary taught has also given students more independence and autonomy.” 

Teacher, Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form (Lead School)


“I find the project recently articulated by Emma Marsden, exciting and compelling (as an MFL teacher with 23 years’ experience teaching and leading MFL…). No doubt many others do too”

Teacher, July 2019


“The NCELP’s work has already started to help shape our subject CPD, new curriculum and pedagogy; this will certainly continue and intensify next term.  I must also mention the OASIS initiative as equally inspiring and empowering”

Teacher, July 2019