Ofsted for MFL Elaine Taylor HMI National Adviser for ML Languages South East November 2012. Session outline. Reminder of the main points from the last report What’s changed Using the grade descriptors for self-evaluation Judging target language use.
Ofsted for MFL
Elaine Taylor HMI
National Adviser for ML
Languages South East
Where were we at the time of the last report:Achievement and Challenge 2007-2010
The new grade descriptors
Self-evaluation and the grade descriptors
xxxxx Primary School
Modern Foreign Languages self-evaluation
Pupils’ achievement in languages is satisfactory. Attainment is average and learning and progress satisfactory.
Although the school does not set separate targets for languages, the data for literacy and attainment in English is used as a baseline.
The majority of pupils are able to communicate well orally and record their learning in the written form. Few are able to express ideas accurately in writing without support. Pupils at KS1 are not asked to complete extensive written tasks in languages.
Pupils complete listening and reading activities with some confidence but are less able to deal with unpredictable elements in conversations.
Pupils have a good knowledge of the cultures of the countries and communities where the language is spoken (ref: Comenius; Project Kenya; Passport to Europe)
The vast majority of pupils are interested in the subject, enjoy the lessons and enrichment activities and show pride in their achievements.