North West Primary Languages Conference ‘19

Date: 27/06/19

Venue: Statham Lodge Hotel, Lymm, Cheshire

Theme: "All Aboard"

A full one day conference with lunch and refreshments for Subject Coordinators and language teachers. Let’s explore and celebrate ways to engage the whole school, the wider community and secondary MFL departments with the teaching and learning of Primary foreign Languages.

Keynote Speakers:


The “Power” of Primary Languages

Janet Lloyd, Managing Director, Primary Languages Network

Join Janet, “on board” the Primary Languages Network VLE and explore the power of primary languages teaching and learning at your fingertips. Just what do we achieve as a powerful network of schools and teachers,when we are “all on board” ? Hands on and practical session with time for group discussion and sharing.

The education inspection framework 2019 – what does this mean for primary languages?

Dr. Michael Wardle, Her Majesty’s Inspector - National lead for MFL
In the light of the new education inspection framework 2019, let’s take a more detailed look at the positive messages and impact for the teaching and learning of primary foreign languages in our schools and settings.

All on board the French Bibliobus

Nathalie Paris,
Let’s explore how we can all bring language learning to life with picture books and storytelling. Stories take us on such amazing journeys. Join Nathalie on a virtual tour of her French (and Spanish) library bus, discover new ideas and even take part in a football-related activity!

Engaging with the wider community and bringing language learning to life

Paul Philips, DHT, Our Lady of the Star and the Sea Catholic Primary School
Join Paul on a visual tour of his creative and imaginative development of Spanish KS2 language learning. Explore the impact of Our Lady of the Star and Sea Spanish celebrations on the whole school and the wider community. Reflect on the potential of these events in your own settings and learning environments.

All on board with Welsh!

Suzanne Fildes: Headteacher, Canon Burrows CE Primary, Ashton under Lyne
Hands on session,where we all get on board and learn a little primary Welsh with native speaker and HT of Canon Burrows CE.

Primary Languages Network In Action

Susanne Wilson, CPD Coordinator, Primary Languages Network
CPD Coordinator Susanne and our experienced PLN Associate Teachers show us how to enhance PLN resources using techniques such as Actions for Learning, Reasoning & Mastery and incorporating the virtual world into our classroom. There will be time for reflection and discussion as to how you can take these ideas and use them effectively back in the classroom.


We have a small connected exhibition area, which is well attended by our delegates during breaks and lunchtime. Please contact us if you are interested in exhibiting at our event.

Conference Costs

  • Free - Premium Members of PLN receive one free delegate place (VLE User ID required)

  • £75 - Discounted rate for School and Teacher Members of PLN (VLE User ID required)

  • £100 - General delegate ticket

  • £150 - Exhibitor

Last years conference was a fantastic day and fully subscribed so please book early to avoid disappointment.