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Developing the European Dimension through developing teach competence and confidence.
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This project will enable us to build capacity within the school so that more teachers are able to offer two languages at GCSE level and have the skills to deliver their second language as effectively as their first language. One of our teachers will participate in the project. She will improve her language skills and develop a greater understanding of the Spanish culture which will enable her to approach her Spanish lessons with more confidence and a readiness and enthusiasm to share her skills and knowledge with her classes, her department and the rest of the school community. She will participate in 3 training courses leading initially to DELE B1 and ultimately the DELE C1. The training will include developing listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, grammatical knowledge and an in depth understanding of Spanish culture and traditions. The training will take place at a language school in Murcia in Spain where we have recently set up a link with a local school. For the participating teacher results will include more extensive use of Spanish in the classroom and more encouragement of pupil use of the target language, the development of materials and resources bringing Spanish culture into the classroom and pupils in GCSE classes will be on track to achieve their target grades. The MFL department will benefit through CPD sessions during which the participating teacher will share the skills and knowledge gained during the training. The whole-school will benefit from having specialist teachers delivering GCSE Spanish and from the the development of cross curricular projects across a range of subject areas, in particular those not yet involved in projects with a European Dimension. Long-term we hope that the participating teacher will be able to deliver A level Spanish, that the experience of lifelong learning will inspire other teachers to participate in similar programmes and that the European dimension is extended to every subject area in the school through initiatives such as work experience in Europe.
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