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1+2 initiative Preston Street Primary
Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Context of the projectWe would like to undertake this project to enhance the teaching and learning of Spanish in our school.ObjectivesThe participation of staff in this project will enable us to deliver high quality teaching of Spanish in our school due to the enhanced skills of teachers. This in turn will provide more engaging teaching and learning opportunities for pupils. Furthermore we believe that collaborative dissemination will ensure the benefit of the new skills and experience is evident throughout the school.ParticipantsAll six of the participants from our school are enthusiastic, committed members of staff, eager to extend their own language and teaching skills. They are keen to use this experience to enhance the learning opportunities of our pupils and share their good practice with other professionals.ActivitiesEach individual will immerse themselves in the Spanish culture, attend relevant Spanish courses to meet the needs of themselves and our pupils, develop their conversational Spanish with native speakers and participate in shadowing a teacher in Spain where possible. Methodology The participants will collaborate with our head teacher and school coordinator to select relevant training opportunities in Spain. Each individual will organise their own travel arrangements and accommodation, during school holidays.Results and ImpactWe believe that our staff will be able to deliver a higher quality of Spanish learning experiences and opportunities for pupils. This will encourage and motivate our pupils to engage with learning and develop their own Spanish skills. Participants in the training will also lead high quality CPD sessions to share good practice, support colleagues, develop programmes of learning and discuss motivating resources so that the impact is evident throughout the school.Long Term BenefitsThe long term benefits of high quality teaching and learning in Spanish include increased pupil confidence, greater attainment in languages and a deeper appreciation for the culture and heritage of the country. The enthusiasm shared by our participants will also inspire other colleagues to develop their own skill, both through local courses and similar immersion experiences.

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