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Jenni Whitfield

Jenni Whitfield

Jenni Whitfield

Modern Foreign Languages, Teaching and Learning, Literacy

Main Phase: Secondary

Jenni has been Subject Leader for MFL at Thomas Adams since 2005.  She has worked hard to ensure that more than 110 pupils study a language to GCSE every year and results are consistently above the national average.  She teachers French to A Level and German to GCSE.  As Subject Leader, Jenni has worked collaboratively with partner primary schools to develop teaching pedagogy, support assessment and share experience and resources.  She has contributed to the development of the MFL Primary ITT programme through a local primary Teaching School.  Jenni has also worked with MFL Subject Leaders from other secondary schools as a mentor to share good practice.

As a Senior Teacher on the SLT, Jenni leads on improving whole school Teaching and Learning by developing and delivering research based CPD for all staff.  She has written the school’s Marking and Feedback Policy after working closely with groups of colleagues, to ensure that it is realistic, manageable and will deliver the most effective impact.  

Jenni works closely with Subject Leaders across the school; to develop KS3 provisions, to ensure Schemes of Learning are improved and to embed good department monitoring and evaluation systems.  She is also the whole school Literacy coordinator.  

Jenni developed and now delivers the Behaviour for Learning part of the ITT programme for the Shropshire Teaching Alliance PGCE