The Latin Programme

The Latin Programme - Via Facilis improves English literacy in underachieving State Primary Schools through the study of Latin and English grammar. The Latin Programme is conscious that "one in six people in the UK struggle with literacy. This means their literacy is below the level expected of an eleven-year-old" (Department for Education, 2003). This underachievement in literacy is particularly evident in the case of disadvantaged children, "In 2007, only 35% of five year olds in the most deprived areas reached the expected level of attainment, compared to 51% of pupils in other areas [] This gap grows throughout school years so that by GCSE levels only 21% of disadvantaged ...
Give inner-city children a fighting chance
 
According to The Department for Children, Schools and Families only 35% of five-year-olds in the most deprived areas of the UK reach the expected level of attainment, compared to 51% of pupils in other areas. The Latin Programme is passionate about reversing this trend. Working with inner-city schools, we use Latin as tool for increasing English literacy. Our unique approach has proven effective in raising students' levels of academic achievement which, in turn, improves their life chances. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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