Primary Languages Teachers

Associate French and Spanish Teachers and Assistants

Primary Languages Teacher Service 2017/18

Primary Languages Network offers a quality language teaching and learning service in French, Spanish or German to Primary Schools in the North West area.


The successful programme has been operating for over 5 years with trained Primary Language Teachers (QTS) and Assistants who are either native speaker or fluent in the target language. They receive regular training and teach to the requirements of the DfE KS2 Languages PoS.


Schools receive comprehensive lesson planning, medium term plans and long term planning, to enable substantial progress in language learning in KS2 (also in KS1).


The service is offered as an in-school weekly service at a fixed hourly rate based on the experience of the Language Assistant/Teacher and the service required by the school.

“We are delighted with the high standards of teaching provided by our French Teacher, the resultant impact on standards in French by the end of KS2 has helped us to establish and sustain quality French language learning for all children across KS1 and KS2”

--- Head Teacher, Locking Stumps CP School, Warrington

"Kate is immensely talented and has inspired our children to love languages again. We are very appreciative to yourself for ensuring such high quality individuals such as Kate."

--- Sue Diamond, Headteacher, Penketh CP School

Teaching to the Primary Curriculum & DfE KS2 Languages PoS


  • Associate Language Teachers and Assistants strive to deliver “good” or “outstanding” lessons
  • Teachers communicate the value of modern languages to pupils effectively
  • Planning is informed by a high level of subject expertise
  • Teachers routinely use the target language for classroom communication
  • Working
  • Text is used to improve pupils’ pronunciation and as a cue for speaking and writing
  • Reading is used to develop ICU and for pleasure
  • Children explore how to communicate in the target language and understand basic grammar appropriate to the level of the learner
  • Associates encourage children to explore story, songs and games and to be creative in their spoken and written work
  • The use of ICT is planned within the body of the language learning lessons
  • Associate teachers and assistants bring the culture of target language countries to both the classroom and whole school celebrations
  • Pupils develop the skills they need to become independent language learners
  • Teachers use an appropriate range of resources and teaching strategies
  • Associates can offer schools support with the development of effective and manageable tracking and assessment tools to capture and demonstrate progress in language learning
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Enhanced support with our Primary Languages VLE

Our Primary Languages VLE provides an ideal platform to share vital information between our language teachers and individual schools on an ongoing basis enabling:


  • Associate teachers and schools can access and use the KS2 French ,German and Spanish as a shared learning programme
  • The VLE SOW plus enables schools and associates to plan bespoke learning using our dross curricular, seasonal specials, let's read and talk and write VLE areas.
  • Long term, medium term and weekly lesson planning can be shared between schools and associates
  • Follow up activities can be left with the class teacher
  • Evidence of Assessment can be uploaded, captured and shared on the VLE between school and associates

Associate language teacher options and costs

Primary Languages Coordinator & Teacher (QTS): Rate £35/hr

  • Undertakes coordination of Subject for School
  • Visiting classroom teacher
  • Responsible for the classroom
  • Undertake pupil assessment and tracking


Primary Languages Teacher (QTS): Rate £30/hr

  • Visiting classroom teacher
  • Responsible for the classroom
  • Undertake pupil assessment and tracking


Primary Languages Assistant Teacher (QTS): Rate £26/hr

  • Works alongside the classroom teacher
  • Team teaching with the class teacher to support them in the target language
  • Support with pupil tracking
  • Class teacher responsible for the classroom


Primary Languages Assistant: Rate £22/hr

  • Works alongside the classroom teacher
  • Class teacher responsible for the classroom
  • Team teaching with class teacher support
  • Minimum 5.5 hours per day

Terms and conditions

Primary Languages Network is fully insured with both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance


  • Each school issued with a Service Level Agreement confirming the pricing and services offered
  • Your school is required to be a Full member of Primary Languages Network.
  • Membership of Primary Languages Network is £275 for the first year and subsequent years.
  • Language teaching should be timetabled weekly within a termly or annual contract (39 weeks).
  • Minimum chargeable time: 2.5 hours in the afternoon and 3 hours in the morning
  • When required summative assessment requires an additional 60 min non-teaching time


Notice period offered by the school for cancellation of service.


  • Full one month’s notice of cancellation - No charge to the school.
  • Between one month and a weeks’ notice of cancellation - 50% Charge to the school
  • Less than one week’s notice of cancellation - full cost to the school
  • Should the Language Teacher / Assistant need to cancel we will endeavour to find a suitable replacement (we do not offer supply cover)
  • Primary Languages Network provides DBS checks and issues each Associate with a PLN name badge.
  • Invoicing is one calendar month in arrears and is distributed by email
  • Payment terms are 15 days from date of invoice.

Primary Languages Network

We support and advice schools with Primary Languages, from getting started to enhancing, with subject planning advice, staff training and CPD, language teachers, teaching resources with KS2 French, Spanish and German SOW and networking opportunities.