NCELP funders and partners
We are funded by:
THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)
The ESRC fund The Open Accessible Summaries In Language Studies (OASIS) initiative. Wherever possible, each resource within our Research Portal will be linked to accessible summaries of the research underpinning the principles of the pedagogy, held on OASIS.
We also gratefully acknowledge funding from an ESRC Impact Acceleration Award via the University of York.
ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)
The EPSRC have funded Gaming Grammar: Games for Teaching Foreign Language Grammar
Digital Creativity Labs are creating digital games that make learning grammar more fun. The first games are in French and Spanish. With additional funding from DfE we are adding more grammatical features, adapting it for German, and building an intuitive interface for teachers. The games will be freely available.
THE BRITISH ACADEMY
The British Academy fund IRIS (Instruments for Research Into Second Languages). Wherever possible, each resource within our resource portal islinked to any original research materials held on IRIS, such as questionnaires about intended uptake at GCSE, tests of vocabulary, grammar and phonics, and teaching activities.
Collaborators and partners
THE CAM ACADEMY TRUST
Set up in 2011, the Cam Academy Trust comprises four secondary and six primary schools in Cambridgeshire. Five core principles drive the work of the Cam Trust:
- The excellence principle.
Education must be of the very highest standard.
- The comprehensive principle.
Education must be for all types and abilities of pupils.
- The community principle.
Every Academy must be at the heart of its local community and serve it well.
- The partnership principle.
Each Academy must seek to work positively in partnership with others for mutual benefit.
- The international principle.
The curriculum inside and outside the classroom must have a clear international dimension.
Through their Teaching School Alliance, CATSA (Cambridge Area Teaching Schools Alliance), and working as part of a larger network of teacher school alliances CTSN (Cambridgeshire Teaching Schools Network) the Cam Academy Trust in involved in many CPD initiatives, including the leadership of one of the national Maths Hubs, several TSST courses, two large-scale SSIF projects, Leadership and Continuing Professional Development programmes and school-to-school support.
Our nine Language Hubs were led by the following Lead Schools:
- Dartford Grammar School, Dartford
- Dixons Kings Academy, Bradford
- Presdales School, Ware, Hertfordshire
- Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, Marlow
- St James’ School, Exeter
- The Broxbourne School, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
- Archbishop Temple School, Preston
- Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form, Hove
- Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Gateshead