WHO ARE WE / SPAIN

Spain

 
We are a Secondary Education school, which includes compulsory education students - from 12 to 16 - and non-compulsory education students, from 16 to 18, as well as older students in the evening shift. The school community includes a staff of 75, 60 of them teachers and about 800 hundred students from our urban area which is Sabadell, an industrial town 20 kilometers away from Barcelona. The social background of our students is varied, ranging from middle class families to families who benefit from welfare help due to the latest economic crisis.

Our school has a long tradition of participating in international projects of Comenius, Erasmus + and e-Twinning where many teachers have been collaborating along these years. We have been working in a cross-curricular way and both students and staff have been able to get deeper into the European dimension of education, focusing on basic strategies such as language communication, multilingualism, use of TIC and learning to learn among others. These projects have led many of our fellow teachers to develop CLIL methodology with their groups.

The pedagogical line of the school has several targets, one of them addresses foreign language learning in a natural way and promotes meaningful learning and learning in context.
We are involved in CLIL teaching-learning activities in most subjects in everyday teaching practice, especially in the Science area: Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Technology and Psychology. Our school program includes the implementation of learning a second foreign language (French in both the compulsory and "Baccaloreat" stage and German in the non-compulsory stage. There is a team of teachers from all these areas, together with P.E. and Social Sciences and the Foreign Language department that meet regularly for designing, implementing and revising the cross-curricular projects we are currently developing, among them there is one directly connected to this project of environment, sustainability and social inclusion.
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