One of the great things about the summer break is you have time to catch up on jobs you've been meaning to do all year. A classic example for me, would be finally sorting out all the video footage and stills that were taken at last year's Isle of Wight Conference by the Nodehill film crew Richard Lashley and Robin Chubb and make them into a film. Well thanks to Richard's and Robin's editing skills and my directorial input, we now have the finished results!
John Bald who wrote about last year's conference in The Guardian has also suggested in light of the key points identified to improve provision and outcomes in the recent Ofsted summary of language inspections from 2002-07 that:
"A start would be for each school concerned about languages to send a teacher to the two-day conference on the Isle of Wight this October, with a clear brief of what to look for."
Booking will be starting very soon so hopefully this will whet your appetite for starters.