Swire Mandarin project

Partner: St Oswald's RC Primary School, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Governance

 

To allow pupils in local primary and two partner secondary schools to experience Mandarin language skills and Chinese culture. 

 

To enable pupils in local primary and two partner secondary schools to acquire basis Chinese language for listening and speaking.  

 

To raise aspirations and widening cultural experience 

 

Aims of the project

 

To allow pupils in local primary and two partner secondary schools to experience Mandarin language skills and Chinese culture, broadening horizons and creating opportunities. 

 

To enable pupils in local primary and two partner secondary schools to acquire basis Chinese language for listening and speaking.

 

To raise aspirations and widening cultural experience 

Partner schools include: Richardson Dees Primary School, St Oswald’s RC Primary School, St Joseph’s RC Primary School, St Cuthbert’s Walbotttle  RC Primary School, English Martyrs RC Primary School, St Georges  RC Primary School, St Marks  RC Primary School, West Denton Primary School, Atkinson Road Primary School, St Cuthbert’s RC High School.

Need for cultural experience of pupils to be developed and academic enrichment through mandarin teaching.

Pupils within primary schools are beneficiaries, who then role model to others within community.

 

 

Background and goals

Funding available through Swire Trust - successful bid made. Development plan implemented and partnerships agreed.  Established September 2017.

Resources

Funding from Swire Trust for curriculum delivery and support. Teaching staff used alongside Mandarin teachers employed by the programme. Board overseeing programme made up of members of NHSG SLT and teaching staff.

Impact

 

Attendance data will be available over time as registers are taken for all sessions both extra and intra-curricular.

 

Continued uptake will be measured at end of 2017 for 2018 -2019 academic year. 

Assessment Data and Examination results over time will be made available over time using Chinese accredited assessment systems HSK and YCT accreditation

Pupil involvement

370 pupils across all participating schools are involved. Age range from 5-18. Both boys and girls are involved in the programme.

Frequency and duration

Weekly teaching and activity programme, running throughout the academic year. Further development and expansion planned - 3 year development plan currently in place.  Expected to run indefinitely.