As the new school year starts…

I hope that you have had a good break and rest over the summer. Heads of departments and teachers have been considering the new A Level and GCSE specifications on training days and thinking about whether the learning of a foreign language is statutory in all key stages. There are some relevant sections for us […]

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Hope for Languages

You might like to finish the term by reading René Koglbauer’s letter to Mr Gibb , Minister of State at the Department for Education, and thinking about why and how the Welsh government are trying to reverse the decline in foreign language learning in Wales.  Huw Lewis , Welsh Labour Co-operative politician, spoke about globalisation “continuing to transform our economy and industries”. “I want […]

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Opportunities

190 million questions were answered during the 2015 Language Perfect Championship. As I mentioned in my previous post, Education Perfect promised to donate money to help people in Nepal for every student that achieved a Gold Award this year, so here is an update on #GoldForNepal!  More than 5,000 students received Gold and Elite awards […]

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Please look after…..

This fantastic ‘suitcase’ cake was made by two teachers Janine Turner and Nancy Ryan as part of a British Bake-off organised for Comic Relief at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls.The idea of the suitcase came from the Head of Spanish, Yolanda Martinez. The label said ‘Please look after MFL’ What a wonderful idea! Our subject […]

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