Arquivo mensal: agosto 2013

Job Opportunities with Idea Store Learning

Idea Store Learning are currently recruiting to the following vacancies:

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  • ESOL Sessional Tutor
  • Literacy Sessional Tutor
  • Numeracy Sessional Tutor
  • Skills for Life Lecturer – Literacy Specialist (full time – fixed term)


These are exciting teaching opportunities to join Tower Hamlets Idea Store Learning. Recently graded Good by Ofsted, the Preparation for Life and Work area delivers high quality programmes focusing on the development of Employability, English (including ESOL) and Maths skills. This opportunity will allow you to be part of an ambitious and innovative team.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Tower Hamlets Council recruitment website at

Kind regards,

Free school furniture from British Museum

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  The British Museum has a variety of children’s size furniture going spare in their storeroom, which need to be disposed.  But rather than send it to landfill, they wanted to know whether there might be a Supplementary School in London that could make use of it. There are things like small tables, chairs and cushions, you’re welcome to have a look in the storeroom at it to see what you think.
All the furniture is free but you must be able to come and collect it within the next two weeks and arrange transport for it.
For more information please contact Katherine Kelland asap at:

Teatro em Português

Não perca. A comédia The Decorator, da companhia de teatro StoneCrabs, está de volta, para sua segunda temporada.

A peça, que estreou com cinco apresentações no final de junho, será agora encenada em inglês e em português (7, 14, 21 e 28 de setembro).

Com texto de Donald Churchill e direção de Franko Figueiredo, a narrativa se passa em um apartamento em Ipanema, no Rio de Janeiro.

Estrelando Tereza Araújo, Márcio Mello e Maria Alencar

Datas:  (Português)  7, 14, 21 e 28  de Setembro @ 7.30pm

Ingresso: £12 / £10

Local:   COLOUR HOUSE THEATRE  Watermill Way London SW19 2RD


Fantastic news for KS2!

Dept EducationThe recently released national curriculum in England announced a new statement on Foreigner Language at key stage 2.  This change is due to revolutionise the way Foreigner Languages are taught in schools and consequently open doors for Modern Languages, such as Portuguese.

Below we give a summary of the document, which sets out the framework for the national curriculum.

The national curriculum  includes, amongst others, the following:

  • contextual information about both the overall school curriculum and the  statutory national curriculum, including the statutory basis of the latter;
  • aims for the statutory national curriculum;
  • statements on inclusion, and on the development of pupils’ competence in numeracy and mathematics, language and literacy across the school curriculum;
  • programmes of study for all the national curriculum subjects other than for key stage 4 English, mathematics and science. A formal consultation on the key stage 4 programmes of study for these subjects will commence in the autumn term.

The section about Modern Foreign languages starts on page 212, of the document and states as follows:

Key stage 2: Foreign languages 
Teaching may be of any modern or ancient foreign language and should focus on enabling pupils to make substantial progress in one language. The teaching should provide an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and should lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3. It should enable pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary. 

You might also want to see here: (page 4)

“we have removed the proposed list of languages from the key stage 2 programme of study for foreign languages to give schools a free choice over which modern or ancient language pupils should study over the four years of key stage 2”

Check out for more deatails The national  curriculum in  England