Chatteris English Development Programme for Schools has been running for over ten years as the core Chatteris programme. While the programme has developed and changed, the main principles have stayed the same. Chatteris places native-speaking English university graduates or those with native speaking English competency in local primary, secondary or post-secondary schools to help students improve their English. They are known as Chatteris Native-speaking English Tutors (CNETs).
Chatteris uses its experience in education to work as a strategic partner with schools. By developing an innovative approach to English learning, Chatteris help both schools and students develop a competitive edge in English. Chatteris gives schools consistent and comprehensive support in order to help them continuously improve their working practices, resources and development strategies.
Chatteris works with CNETs and local English teachers to:
· improve the English language environment for students;
· improve students’ English language ability, especially in terms of their speaking and listening skills;
· improve students’ confidence and interest in English;
· support curriculum and staff development; and
· create fun and educational resources to aid students development in learning English
2.1 Core Programmes of the Chatteris English Development Programme
Chatteris operates 3 core English Development Programmes for schools:
Each programme will be further outlined in more details to share the good practices and developments they have made this year.
2.2 Duties of CNETs in schools
One of the main roles of a CNET in a school is to build the students’ confidence and interest in speaking English. CNETs achieve this by delivering fun, interactive, educational lessons and activities to the students both inside and outside the classrooms. CNETs also improve the schools’ English language environment through hosting a variety of events such as funfairs, English cafes and karaoke!
CNETs’ duties included the following: