TLP IN SCHOOLS
The academic year 2020-21 was the second to be affected by the pandemic. Although we were disappointed not to be able to teach our programme face-to-face from September onwards, the previous year had stood us in good stead for delivering lessons flexibly.
A significant portion of the year's teaching, across all schools, had to be undertaken online, either via live video links, or pre-recorded lessons.
To make things as easy as possible for our schools, and to maintain consistency for our pupils, we built an online portal through which school staff and pupils alike could access video and worksheet content from school or from home. This allowed us to continue delivering lessons even when circumstances called for self- isolation.
We were delighted that, despite the ongoing
disruption to our regular face-to-face lessons, our programme remained effective. Our biannual tests saw an 8% overall increase in results from the first
test in winter term to the second in the summer term. In the summer tests, 64% of all Year 6 pupils achieved 60% or above, while 76% of all Year 5 pupils achieved over 60% or above.
“We are very lucky to have Latin at our school. Our teacher is funny and helps us understand the vocabulary. “
“It's very fun and it really helps with grammar!”
“I tell my friends to do it because it helps with English and science.”
“You get to play games like 'unlucky -nt' and 'gladiator'!”
CASE STUDY – ARGYLE PRIMARY
The Latin Programme has been embedded in the Argyle Primary curriculum since 2013. In the academic year 2020-2021, we taught across seven Key Stage 2 classes: one Year 3, and double-entry in Years 4, 5, and 6.
At Argyle, where the majority of pupils are eligible for Free School Meals and speak English as an additional language, pupils across the board achieved between 60% and 70% in the end of year Latin tests even after a turbulent pandemic year that meant our in- person teaching time was hugely reduced, and lessons were often taught via video.
In 2019, 92% of pupils spoke English as an additional language. 85% of the cohort achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths overall, 20% higher than the England average of 65%. The same group achieved a score of 106 in reading, compared to an England average of 104.
CASE STUDY – ST MARY’S BRENT
We have taught The Latin Programme at St Mary's Primary since 2014. In the academic year 2020-2021, we taught across eight classes from Year 3 to Year 6. At St Mary's, where the majority of pupils are eligible for Free School Meals and speak English as an additional language, the class average in the end of year tests was 70%.
In 2019, 76% of pupils achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths overall, 11% higher than the England average. The same group achieved a score of 104 in reading, matching the England average