Presentation on theme: "SMITHY STREET SCHOOL, STIFFORD CENTRE BENGALI CLASSES and SMITHY STREET SOMALI AND BENGALI CLASSES Partnership working."— Presentation transcript:
SMITHY STREET SCHOOL, STIFFORD CENTRE BENGALI CLASSES and SMITHY STREET SOMALI AND BENGALI CLASSES Partnership working
Ideas for joint activities between mainstream and community schools Topic-based teaching - see examples at: International languages celebration event Talent show Bilingualism advice panel for parents Dual language book making What could your school do in partnership? How would this benefit both sides?
Benefits of partnership working mainstream school builds links with local community groups development of a model of shared curriculum planning with local community teachers development of a broader, more relevant and more creative curriculum opportunities for events promoting community cohesion development of partnership with parents opportunities to celebrate childrens broader learning achievements opportunities to develop childrens collaborative learning skills
International Languages Celebration Joint event between mainstream and complementary school Mainstream teachers also visited the complementary schools Talent Show
Bilingualism Panel Parents were invited to discuss how to bring up children bilingually. Panel available to give advice, including: complementary school teacher, researcher on bilingualism, speech and language therapist, parent
Parents writing questions in groups to ask panel
Panel members working with parents
Dual Language Book Making and Library Parents invited to make own versions of Brown Bear in different languages. School provides a lending library of dual language books available at weekly Parents Group.