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John Bald

Independent Literacy and Languages Consultant, Former Ofsted Lead Inspector - Panel Member, Review of Subject Content for GCSE Modern Foreign Languages, Department for Education

John Bald began teaching in 1973, and soon became concerned at the impact of reading difficulties on children’s chances of learning a language. As consultant for Hackney (2005-11), he developed effective and enjoyable teaching methods for the early stages of language learning, which are particularly helpful to children with SEND. He has been a member of all government working groups since 2010, and of the Ofsted working party on “deep dives”. His work has been published by Strasbourg University, and he is a group expert on Facebook Teaching German.  He offers pro bono teaching on request.