At the moment one of the main issues facing language teachers is the lack of support or training available. Local authority advisors? Mostly gone. Money available to allow you out of school to attend exciting events? Gone.
Yet there are developments happening constantly. Across the country great work is being done, innovation enacted, creativity unleashed. News of which we need to share and get out to make teaching and learning better across the country and make teachers lives easier!
Which is where, for me, ALL comes in. Teachers taking control of their own destinies and helping each other out.
I've been really pleased at the initial response to the announcement of the MFL Teachmeet Plymouth. But now I, and all those people who've yelled at me to get active, feel like we need to kick on down here in the South West.
As such it's time for a bit more ALL action in the area. Before I start working far too hard on the wrong thing, I want to hear YOUR voices if you are based in the South West and want to have some fun! What do you want to happen? I've created a Google Form to help get a feeling for what people want and need. You can complete it here. Pretty please do, and be completely honest- this is for you, after all.
The title of this post is ALL Devon, but I'm not picky- I'd love to hear from teachers from all over the South West who are keen to have more training and support in the area. Teachers from Cornwall, from Dorset, from Somerset, please get involved. And then let's get some of the best teachers and trainers down here to Devon to make our worlds easier and better!
And if you'd like to get more involved and really make a difference, please get in touch with me- I'd love your help.