“Here's my favourite pupil feedback received..."
"29 countries speak French fluently which means French isn't just about France but about being able to communicate and interact with a variety of cultures and people. For this reason I am now very confident with my choice of taking French for GSCE and very excited for it."
"I'm happy to say that Morgan - one of your 'stars of the show' has come to find me three times so far to ask for help with pronouncing words to do with cars and mechanics - and he's more motivated in class too!"
"Some of the things that you mentioned in your talks have been brought up by the kids since too and being used in some very positive discussions about the role of languages outside of school."
"Juan, Leah and Ruby all loved their books and have written their future jobs in Spanish on their covers!"
"I thought the guest speaker was excellent today. He was very impressive and engaging, the students were exceptionally behaved. Well done on getting such a good speaker to come to our school and benefit our students. Please pass on to Tim that I thought he did an outstanding job, he was very impressive with his ability to make the subject relevant to our student demographic and background."
"I am thrilled to tell you that for the last two weeks, Catrin (the pupil in Year 9) has brought me her notebook with vocabulary! You've certainly had an effect!"
Previous Teacher Feedback
Examples of written feedback from teachers on the day
"I always look forward to our visits from Tim. I know that the pupils are going to be engaged from beginning to end. Tim "keeps it real" and speaks to the pupils as the young adults that they are.
The content of Tim's talks are informative, interesting and up to date. He can really relate to the pupils and is able to make them think about languages in a way that they had never considered. What I find particularly interesting is how Tim can demonstrate the ways in which languages can open doors in all aspects of your life.
One pupil who was definitely not going to opt for a GCSE language because she wants to be a marine biologist was completely wowed by Tim who told her how she could make languages work for her. This young lady now comes to see me most days with French words that she has researched about marine biology and she has also opted for GCSE French.
Tim's words definitely gave the pupils food for thought with many pupils who had no intention of taking a language prior to the talk, later deciding to opt. We are already looking forward to welcoming Tim back to our school next year in order to help with our quest to increase the uptake for the study of MFL".
"Really enjoyed the talk as did pupils. Tim made them see languages in a different way. Content was exactly what I was looking for".
"The talk was very engaging. Kids responding extremely well".
"I will continue to reinforce message from Tim as pupils make options choices".
"Options evening - will include anecdotes and statistics mentioned by Tim"
"really engaged with pupils"
"very well delivered, clear and concise"
"Excellent presentation - it made it real for our pupils and made them consider ideas from a new angle. Very interactive and personalised".
"Animated, lively, informative - very engaging. Will be cascaded to the German Dept and SLT will be informed. We would welcome Tim back as many times as he would be available. Merci beaucoup!!"
"The pupils were really positive afterwards and it made them re-think their options for GCSE. Role plays kept the pupils entertained and anecdotes kept it real".
"Fantastic talk - pupils engrossed and changed attitude towards languages - thoroughly engaging"
"Very motivational - I am impressed with Tim's enthusiasm".
"Superb content - 3rd year in a row. Tim raised aspiration with pupils who were not considering languages".
"I will use Tim's strategy in options lessons"
"Tim was enthusiastic and he discussed our objectives prior to the talk and afterwards, before starting session 2".
"Content and delivery was pitched to a level pupils understand".
"Very engaging and good interaction with the pupils on a personal level"
"Thanks to Tim for his time and engaging presentation with plenty for staff and pupils to reflect upon".