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.
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.
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
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.