General, Letters to families | September 30, 2021

Open Day tours – booking form

Please fill in the details below to book onto a 20 minute tour slot. To ensure that we limit the number of people on site at one time, all appointments are provisional until confirmed via email or phone call.

We kindly request parents/carer sanitise hands upon arrival. It is requested that only the child who may be attending visits the school along with the parent/carer(s). Where possible, we politely request that siblings do not attend unless childcare prevents this.

If you have any questions or would like any help, please call Solebay Primary Academy Reception on 020 8980 2414 or email us on info@solebayacademy.org.

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General, Letters to families | September 2, 2021

Coronavirus update

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Paradigm Trust is monitoring the situation with regards to coronavirus carefully. We are following all relevant government advice. Please click here for further information.

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Teaching | September 16, 2021

Expert in Languages

By focusing on mastering the basics of foreign languages we are giving our pupils the foundation they need to succeed in the future.

While learning foreign languages is often seen as something for secondary school pupils we, and the other Paradigm primary schools, have a keen focus on teaching languages to children long before they get to Year 7.

Children at Solebay benefit immensely from being taught by a specialist language teacher, which is something very few other primary schools have. We have chosen to teach Spanish as it is the language which is studied at the majority of secondary schools in our area. By giving our pupils this strong foundation, they have a greater chance of succeeding with the language and achieving better grades.

When teaching Spanish we use examples not just from Spain but other Spanish speaking countries too, such as Argentina and Mexico. We are not just teaching a foreign language but also helping our pupils learn about different peoples and their cultures.

The ability to speak a modern foreign language and understand different cultures is more beneficial now than it has been for a generation. Recent events mean that as a nation we will be trading directly with more countries than before, and the ability to communicate effectively, and understand the culture, will be invaluable.

The demand for foreign language speakers isn’t restricted to the business and trade sectors either. Many organisations, such as the NHS and the police, require employees with linguistic skills, as do private companies in a range of industries.

And because bilingual and multilingual people are scarce in this country, wages for positions which require these skills are higher. A recent study by Preply found that people with Arabic as a second language can earn as much as 74% extra, compared to the average UK salary, with Mandarin increasing wages by 45%, and French by 34%.

While it is impossible to teach every language, studies have proven once someone has learned one foreign language, they can pick up further languages more quickly. Learning another foreign language also develops a range of transferable skills, such as communication and presentation abilities. It also builds understanding and appreciation of other cultures, which are really important qualities in today’s society, and when dealing with other nations. 

By focusing on what works, we are ensuring our pupils are making great progress in foreign languages and will be able to take full advantage of the opportunities arising for foreign language speakers.

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