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Ian Bauckham CBE

Ian Bauckham CBE

CEO, Tenax Schools Trust and Chair - Review of Modern Foreign Language Pedagogy in Key Stage 3 & 4,
Teaching Schools Council

Ian has worked in education since graduating from Cambridge University. He led a modern languages department and a sixth form before becoming headteacher of a large comprehensive in Kent.  The school was graded outstanding and is a Teaching School and SCITT.  Ian was president of ASCL 2013-14. Ian now leads a MAT which includes free schools, is an Ofsted inspector and was a HTB member 2014-17.   He chaired a review of Modern Languages in 2016, is a trustee of NFER, is a board member at Ofqual, and is a Department for Education advisor on RSE, modern languages and character education.    He was awarded the CBE in 2017 for services to education.

  • Evaluating the progress in delivering the recommendations of the Teaching School Council’s 2016 report, Review of Modern Foreign Language Pedagogy in KS3 & KS4
  • Exploring how teachers can develop a language teaching pedagogy centred on effective grammar, vocabulary and phonics learning, using diverse resources and broader learning of the culture and history of a language
  • Developing effective means of assessment which are focused on specific aspects of a language to ensure continual learning for pupils at the correct pace
  • Working in collaboration with the new Centre for Excellence for Languages Pedagogy to develop a rich and rewarding languages curriculum