White Paper

Primary Languages Policy in England – The Way Forward

This White Paper is the outcome of the RIPL Primary Languages Policy Summit, which took place on Friday 23rd November 2018 at the British Academy in London. The Summit gathered together under the Chatham House Rule key players in policy making and leading practitioners and academics from across the country. Summit participants discussed briefing papers circulated beforehand, position statements and presentations of current and best practice. The views and contributions of all the Summit participants were taken into account in elaborating a strategy to overcome some of the challenges currently faced by primary schools in delivering the statutory requirement for languages.

The White Paper reflects the conclusions reached at the Summit.

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