There are lots of reasons to consider outsourcing your primary school’s Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) provision to an external provider. Let’s jump in to these in more detail:
Employing a full-time MFL teacher comes with additional costs such as national insurance, pension contributions, paid leave, and paid sick days. Outsourcing your MFL program to a specialist provider can save you an average of 13% compared to hiring a direct staff member.
Full-time MFL teachers may not always be optimally utilized, leading to inefficiencies. An outsourced MFL curriculum provider offers flexibility, allowing you to use MFL teachers only when needed. This could include covering planning, preparation, and assessment (PPA) time, leading regular MFL lessons, or supervising extra-curricular MFL clubs.
Reputable providers have contingency plans in place to cover staff absences. You should receive advance notice and comprehensive details about the cover teacher, including vetting info and photo identification.
A Range of Services:
External providers often offer a range of language services, including instruction in various languages, pronunciation training, and even specialised programs such as language clubs or cultural exchange coaching. There are some good providers who offer other subjects too, such as Music, Drama, PE, Art, and more. This flexibility simplifies logistical and financial management for your school.
Knowledge and Skills:
Outsourced providers typically prioritise ongoing training and support for their staff. These professionals are experts in their respective subjects, and their curriculum aligns with the National Curriculum guidelines within the OFSTED framework. Here at LSC, our quality assurance teams work to enhance practitioner skills and ensure compliance with standards.
A Good Fit for Your School:
Finding the right staff member who fits seamlessly into your school’s culture can be challenging. Outsourcing eliminates the prolonged process of candidate selection and minimizes the risk of a mismatch between the teacher and your school. External providers can quickly address any issues or provide replacements as needed.
Integration into Your Team:
Many of our partner schools report that our MFL teachers have become integral members of the school team. These highly engaged, qualified, and experienced language specialists integrate with your staff, ensuring children receive the best language education without the complexities of direct employment management.
With a successful track record working with over 1100 schools across the UK, we believe our approach to MFL, Music, Drama, Art, and PE aligns with the evolving needs of modern primary education. Our mission remains steadfast: to educate, activate, and nurture the next generation.
In conclusion, outsourcing your primary school’s MFL curriculum can offer cost-effective, flexible, and high-quality language education while relieving your school of the administrative burdens associated with direct employment. We are committed to supporting schools in their quest to provide enriching linguistic experiences for their students, and we are dedicated to our mission of promoting language education and participation.