The British Council’s International School Award recognises and celebrates Elston Hall School's commitment to International Relations. This globally recognised accreditation helps us enrich learning, improve our teaching and enables us to successfully embed international relations into the curriculum. At Elston Hall School we actively promote international education and recognise its importance across all aspects of the curriculum. The International School Award offers a global support network to staff and enables our students to become culturally aware and responsible for their actions. International education ensures Elston Hall students become global citizens and are ready to effectively participate in a multicultural world, serving others locally, nationally and internationally.

Here are the assessor’s comments on our Impact Evaluation: "Elston Hall Primary School. International School Award Re-Accreditation: APPROVED. Your school is clearly committed to promoting and developing global citizenship and to embedding an international dimension to your curriculum and whole-school planning. Your seven international activities cover a range of subject areas and age groups. They are curriculum-based, clearly contribute to the improvement of educational and learning outcomes, whilst raising awareness of other countries and cultures. Language learning is an important part of your curriculum and one of your activities nicely combines the use of French in a collaborative context with your partner school, thus promoting intercultural understanding. Short-term activities are balanced with on going curriculum-based programmes of study. Your ambassadorial role within your local network of schools is established. Your impact evaluation highlights benefits for staff, pupils and the local community, although for your pupils you focus largely on the positive effects of learning a foreign language. You could also highlight the far-reaching benefits for pupils of their international work in terms of its raising their awareness of other countries and cultures, broadening horizons, raising aspirations, promoting equality and diversity, tolerance, and similar global skills. Your active international partnerships cover different areas of the world, and you have good plans to sustain and further develop your international dimension via new school links, new projects and further involvement of the local community. Congratulations on your International School Award Re-Accreditation!"

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June 2022

Have a listen to our French song. We have sent it to our French Partner school and are performing it as part of our Commonwealth Games.

April 2022

Year 5 had a fantastic time in the African drumming workshop.

They also spent the day looking at African patterns and printing techniques. They used this learning to create their own African pattern using block print.

 

 

Year 5 enjoyed learning about French Easter traditions.

 

March 2022

Year 5 interviewed the project manager in charge of an Ethiopian Library Project on Monday as part of our work to support the building of another library. 
Year 5 wrote questions and, despite some technical difficulties, asked Murti (the manager) these questions through a Zoom Meeting. We were surprised to hear how hot it was there and when we interviewed her, it was 2:30 here in Wolverhampton, but 5:30 in Ethiopia! We are excited about raising money to help children in Ethiopia have access to books and a library just like we do.

As part of Year Five’s Africa topic, we were lucky enough to receive a signed copy of this text. We held a raffle on Red Nose Day to raise money to support an Ethiopian Library Project and raise lid £162.90!
Mia from Class 18 was excited to win. Congratulations Mia!

 

February 2022

International Mother Language Day is observed globally on 21 February to recognize and promote multilingual diversity. Children made posters to celebrate their Mother Language.

December 2021

 

As part of their learning about Fair Trade, Year 6 visited Cadbury World where they learned about sustainable farming as well as tasitng some delicious samples. They will also be writing about Fair Trade in their thematic and English lessons.

Local Partnership Schools

Our staff move between each school, supporting planning and teaching, staff professional development and training and curriculum support. The MFL Subject Leaders from both schools meet regularly for updates and to share resources and are working together to secure the Foundation Level ISA for our local partnership schools.

         

 

Aldersley High School

 This school is a main feeder school from our primary. Partner work initially began through Y6/7 transition meetings, but then evolved into much more.

Previous links between the two schools included sharing of good practice from Secondary specialist teachers in terms of language teaching and strategies which have been shared with all primary staff, thus enhancing our teaching provision. We have also taken groups of children for language sessions at the secondary school. Secondary pupils also became ‘language ambassadors’ for a term and supported the teaching and learning of French for some of our pupils. Secondary children also presented a song in French at our Languages Festival and their teacher was a guest judge.

  Teachers sharing their good practise.

 St Bartholomew's Primary School

 MFL Subject Leaders have worked together over the past few years as Leading Languages Teachers for the Local Authority.

They have  hosted meetings to support and share good MFL practice across the city and have also been involved in the organisation of MFL Singing Festivals across the LA. Both schools are now also part of a teaching alliance as teaching schools and this will enable the links to develop further and also to spread the importance of MFL, global learning and multicultural learning across the city. Our children have also collaborated on joint MFL projects to support their learning.

Ormiston New Academy

This school is a main feeder school from our primary. Partner work initially began through Y6/7 transition meetings, but then evolved into much more.

Previous links between the two schools included sharing of good practice from Secondary specialist teachers in terms of language teaching and strategies which have been shared with all primary staff, thus enhancing our teaching provision.