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School European Professional Development
Start date: 01 Jul 2016, End date: 30 Jun 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This project will provide opportunities to improve language teaching in our setting. in addition it will provide opportunities for the SLT to observe differing leadership styles and integrate them into our curriculum. The objectives are to improve the number and the confidence of staff in delivering MFL in their classrooms and to the wider school community. Promoting the cultural links with our partners and the increasing the profile in cross curricular topics. We will have 12 participants across the two years of the project. These will include teachers, teaching assistants and members of the SLT. There will be opportunities for language and cultural learning in the country of the language we teach. There will also be the opportunities for members of the SLT to observe differing leadership styles and methodologies and how they can integrate that to promote improving quality of teaching and learning in their own settings. There will be opportunities for continuing dialogue between partners made during the course of the project. We aim to develop the project to include children in the immersion of the language and culture to extend their understanding of the global dimension.Our whole school community is keen to be involved in the project, with our Parent Teacher Association ready to link activities to the ethos of the project for fund raising of resources to support future trips and activities. We have the full support of our governing body with regards to the sustainability and embedding of the outcomes into our curriculum. In addition we have a staff eager to develop professionally in order to meet the requirements of the Government's plan for MFL, to share new and innovative ideas, gain international experiences and promote language learning and linguistic diversity.The staff and governors of Broomfields Junior School recognise that global issues are becoming an increasingly important part of the lives of our pupils. We live in a world where economies are interdependent and global communication is a daily reality. Our pupils have access to the Internet and an increased opportunity to travel, watch news stories from around the world as they develop and follow international sporting events as they happen. We believe that the global dimension should be reflected in the attitudes and values of our pupils, the ethos of the school as a whole and the curriculum we all experience. As a school, we have a commitment to both gender and racial equality. We wish to broaden every single member of our community's cultural horizons.
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