Raising Achievement by Leading Networks….

Report
Exciting Events for
More Motivation
Lesley Welsh
The English Martyrs School
and Sixth Form College, Hartlepool
SSAT Lead Practitioner
Today’s Session:
• Why Motivate?
• Key Stage 3 Events:
– La bande dessinée
– European Day of
Languages
– Languages for Lads
• Key Stage 2 / 4 Events:
– Enterprise in any
language!
Why
motivate?
Languages in Key
Stage 4
2000
2008
50 % benchmark (February 2006)
Dramatic decline in MFL GCSE entries
Decline in numbers of students studying
MFL at KS4 to well below 50%
Decline considerably more significant in
inner-city schools / areas of social
deprivation (in some schools to below 10%, even 0%)
‘I consider my ability to arouse
enthusiasm among men the
greatest asset I possess’
(Charles Schwab)
‘Pupils remember the special
events…’
(Professor Barry Jones)
La bande dessinée
• Who?
• What?
• When?
• Results?
• Future Plans
European Day of Languages 2006
• A mad idea!
• The promotional clip
• Entries
– The sublime
– To the frankly …..
– And everything inbetween!
• A massive celebration!
European Day of Languages
2007
European Day
of Languages 2007
Enterprise in any language
• At Key Stage 4
– Who?
– What?
– When?
– Why?
Enterprise in any language
• At Key Stage 2
– Who?
– What?
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•
•
•
L’équipe francophone
La cuisine du Viêt Nam
Mon voyage
On fait des courses!
– When?
– Why?
Plenary of today’s session:
• Key Stage 3 Events:
– La bande dessinée
– European Day of
Languages
– Languages for Lads
• Key Stage 2 / 4
Events:
– Enterprise in any
language!
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