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Medway local authority in Kent is adapting the Key Stage 2 framework to support its non-specialist workforce. Meet five primaries and one secondary trying to deliver meaningful and progressive modern languages learning.
Cliffe Woods Primary is trialling a cross-curricular approach aimed at enriching pupils' learning, while Park Wood Junior strictly follows the Medway programmes of study and creative timetabling.
Hear from Tara Deevoy, Medway's lead languages consultant, and from headteachers, specialist and non-specialist teachers, and the pupils from the various schools.
Medway is a prime example of the government's 2010 deadline, which hopes to give every KS2 child the opportunity to learn a foreign language. Sixty of 63 Medway schools are already delivering a modern language to pupils.
Part of the series: School Matters