Poland - Henryka Poboznego 2
SCHOOL: Henryka Poboznego 2
zkola Podstawowa nr 2 has 3 classes in each year, except Year 2 where there is 1 class and Year 3 with 4 classes. In addition to that there is one reception class. In total 441 pupils who come from different social and economic backgrounds. A comparatively large number of parents are unemployed in the surrounding area. Every child is given the opportunity to be best they can be and learning and achievement of the pupils is crucial. Teachers run a lot of extracurricular activities for pupils to participate in. Classrooms are equipped with ICT-based educational tools. About 52 teachers work in the school and there is no support staff. In Year 4, 5, 6 and 7 teaching is subject based. Pupils with learning difficulties and specific needs receive high quality support. It is not a big school and all the children are well known to the teachers. This creates the opportunity to support them in the best possible way. We put great emphasis on teaching maths and English knowing that these two subjects are of great importance for their future.
Spain - CEIP Alba Plata
SCHOOL: CEIP Alba Plata CÁCERES Spain
CEIP Alba Plata is a British Council Bilingual school in Cáceres (Spain). We are a primary school with 425 pupils from kindergarten to primary six. Therefore, our pupils are aged from 3 to 12. Currently there are around 30 teachers in the school. Our centre is placed in the outskirts of Cáceres. Our centre offers several services such as School refectory, where some of the children go for free meals, after school and before school care, where our pupils can stay before the lessons start and after the lessons finish. As we are a British Council bilingual centre our pupils start learning English from the age of three. Currently there are two English native speakers and several high qualified teachers regarding English language. Literacy, Art and Science are the subjects taught in English. CEIP always has replacement teachers who are interested in international projects. Among other things, we are developing a new method on Maths teaching. It is called ABN (Open algorithm based on numbers). It is being very successful and spreading all over Spain, France and Latin American countries. Its main objective is to provide easy and attractive Maths for our pupils and the use of Maths in everyday life. Teachers use innovative techniques in order to get the best results in the teaching-learning process. Related to the ICT`s in primary 5 and 6 are the state project called eScholarium. Our pupils design and create digital books for their lessons. Primary 5 and 6 tutors include in their lessons a very active use of the new technologies.
France - Ecole Saint Joseph
SCHOOL: Ecole Saint Joseph 1, rue George Sand
Our school is based in Brittany (West France) with about 260 pupils aged 3-11 years old. Our team is made of 17 teachers and 9 personal staff. Our school has 11 classes. Part of our classes are practising personalised pedagogy (using materials from Montessori and Pierre Faure) especially in mathematics. About 30 % of our pupils are taught in both French and Breton (bilingual classes). We teach English to pupils from 6 years old. The school has already been involved in several Comenius projects some years back, therefore this would really be our first Erasmus+ project. In our school, we have a large number of experienced teachers in mathematics teaching and learning. Several teachers participated in various professional Development training, using specific materials from Montessori and Pierre Faure. They use these materials every day to introduce complex concepts with the children (fractions, decimal numbers...). Our Expert or Key person also performs training sections to other teachers nationally and even abroad (summer course in Guadalajara, Mexico). She has more experience in the teaching of mathematics using different approach and materials.
United Kingdom (England) - Galliard Primary School
SCHOOL: Galliard Primary Galliard Road,
Edmonton, Enfield, London N9 7PE
Galliard Primary School is a large, inclusive, three form entry school in a challenging area of
economic and social deprivation with 70 staff Around 40% of our children receive free school meals.86% of children are from ethnic minority groups (including some who are refugees) with nearly half of these children having English as an additional language. 26% of our children have special needs and we have a unit in school for children with autism and a nurture class for children at risk of exclusion. Through the rigorous teaching and systems in place, dedication and hard work of our staff, our children in all key stages have progress scores in the top three percent of those nationally for all and disadvantaged children. In 2017 at key stage 2 in particular children in our local partnership schools achieved 25 to 34 percent above the national averages in their reading. We have been involved in very successful Comenius projects previously and have maintained links with our partner schools. We use these links to enhance our language teaching and the cultural understanding of the children and the links have also greatly impacted on adult motivation for language learning.