We welcome that the EIS have raised the issues of training and agree there is variable access and quality of training. A lack of staffing available at authority level to lead this is a huge issue.
There are example of authorities sharing training resources but the needs of linguistically competent teachers are not being met. There are instances of teachers with degrees in languages having to attend courses for total beginners. Some authorities with capacity for training are able to do methodology only courses but there is a gap in provision nationally for training.
We have highlighted our concerns about the national message fading into the background and will continue to press for increased importance for 1+2.
It is important to point out that there are E’s and O’s for all levels and have been for quite some time.