School Focus

From the Chalk Face!

Here we give a voice to schools. There is great variety in primary MFL teaching: the languages taught, the way they are taught, the resources used, and - not least - the amount of time given over to MFL teaching in an already busy curriculum. How does your school solve such a diversity of conditions - how do you teach MFL?

If you send us a few paragraphs with some pictures of children's work, materials you use, classroom displays etc., we will set aside a page for you, and you can send us updates whenever you like.

Schools profiled here are listed alphabetically, below. Click though to read more about each, glean ideas, share practice.

 

Hackney Primary Schools

  • Parkwood Primary part of Seccion Bilingue with the Spanish Embassy Education Department and Gold level of the Hackney Primary Spanish Award
  • Viridis Federation consists of three schools - Orchard, Hoxton Gardens, Southwold which all teach Spanish to KS1 and KS2

 

Saint Paul’s Church of England Primary School, Brighton - an article by Linda Dupret, headteacher at St Paul’s CE Primary School, Brighton, Sussex. Linda describes how Spanish has developed in her school, including visits, cultural exchanges, projects and full-school participation.

 

Shaftesbury Park Primary School - the first school in the UK to receive the LabelFrancEducation by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.