LEAP is a reflective tool to support implementation of the NFfL. Its suggested format is a portfolio for ITE. LEAP can also be used and developed further for CLPL purposes. It is built on CEFR and GTC(S) recommendations. LEAP is linked to the LENS resource which provides detailed information and guidance.
Carrie McLennan from the University of Dundee explains what LEAP is and how it can be used in your practice:
The example below is in two parts: Part 1 Languages Profile (provided by University of Glasgow) and Part 2 Reflective Questions.
Part One is a Personal/Professional Languages Profile which encourages individuals to reflect on their own linguistic backgrounds in a positive way. It also encourages assessing individual language skills against the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and documents language learning experiences.
Part two is a series of reflective questions based on the NFfL Principles and Context. The questions complement statements in the three strands NFfL:
- Professional Values and Commitment;
- Professional Knowledge and Understanding; and
- Professional Skills and Abilities.
The questions are there to guide educational professionals in reflecting on their own practices. They can be used to highlight individual priorities for CLPL and the GTC(S) Professional update.