Aims of the project
To support the learning of Latin at Wimbledon Harris Academy.
To give our sixth-formers and younger pupils the opportunity to share their knowledge of a subject they love.
To give teachers in the Classics department the opportunity to work with pupils in maintained schools and to teach Classical Civilisation, which is not on our curriculum.
Critical factors: Trust, mutual respect, clear communication, designated staff in charge of the project at both schools, termly reviews of the programme. Beneficiaries: staff and pupils.
The support of the Head of Classics and one teacher in his department. Timetabled time on Friday afternoons. The projects are costly in terms of invisible expenditure (mainly salaries).
King's pupils reported that their confidence in Latin and communication skills improved greatly as a result of taking part in this project.
A team of year 11 students teach a class of year 7 pupils.
Frequency and duration