Cashel Community School maintains a “good quality” of teaching and learning in the subject of French, according to a Dept. of Education report published on April 8.
On Nov. 19 last year, an inspector carried out a Subject Inspection of French as required by law. The report states that: “The quality of teaching and learning was good with some examples of very good practice in the lessons observed. Very good practice was evident in the creative use of resources and in the choice of activities to enhance the learning experience for students. Provision, timetabling allocation and support for languages are very good. Subject planning and work on new initiatives demonstrate the commitment of the teachers to the further development of their subject. Student achievement in the certificate examinations is very good.” The inspector suggests the following recommendations: “The learning possibilities offered by songs and other resources should be further exploited for the teaching of more general skills such as global listening skills. In order to reflect the emphasis on oral communication already evident in classroom practice, an assessment of oral proficiency should be introduced for all class groups. Progress on the implementation of the department’s three-year plan for French should be
documented in the subject plan.” Full report at www.education.ie