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This White Paper is the outcome of the RIPL Primary Languages Policy Summit, which took place on Friday 23rd November 2018 at the British Academy in London. The Summit gathered together under the Chatham House Rule key players in policy making and leading practitioners and academics from across the country. Summit participants discussed briefing papers circulated beforehand, position statements and presentations of current and best practice. The views and contributions of all the Summit participants were taken into account in elaborating a strategy to overcome some of the challenges currently faced by primary schools in delivering the statutory requirement for languages.

Click to download our White Paper on ‘Primary Languages Policy in England – The Way Forward’.

A one-page summary of the White Paper

The RiPL White Paper and its recommendations are endorsed by the
British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL).


Click for a brief history of language teaching policy in primary schools giving context to current practice. 

Primary Languages Policy in England - A Call to Action!

The Research in Primary Languages Network (RIPL) occasioned a very successful call to action on primary languages on Saturday 9 November at the Institute of Education, University College,  bringing together leading figures from the language community and practitioners to plan and discuss the next steps for primary language policy in England. 

The event  addressed key issues affecting the success of primary languages and put 10 recommendations from the recently published RIPL White Paper to the test. 

The next stage is a draft implementation strategy to inform the way forward for primary languages in England.

PROGRAMME (pdf download)

More pictures can be found here.

Participant's Mindmap

Participant Lisa Stevens kindly shared her mindmap of her view of the event with us.

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