Mandarin in Hull – From vision to reality
Andrew Chubb is a man with a vision. He has campaigned tirelessly to develop Chinese throughout his career in various state schools.
He first introduced Chinese in his previous school back in 1996, and in 2008 he became Principal of Archbishop Sentamu Academy (ASA) in Hull. ASA now teaches Mandarin on curriculum from Year 7 through to sixth form and supports Mandarin Chinese in six local primary schools.
Together with his team and through partner schools in Beijing Andrew has led ASA in becoming a centre of excellence for Mandarin – a source of inspiration and support not just for schools in Yorkshire but for schools across the UK and overseas.
How has he achieved this? What did he do and why? What advice does he have for my school?
Louis Carmichael is a star pupil in the sixth form at ASA. You may recognise him from the finals of this year’s Mandarin Speaking Competition. He’ll be joining us to share his story, his inspirational role promoting Chinese in local primary schools and his ambitions for the future.
Join us at the Annual Chinese Teaching Conference to hear more from Andrew and Louis on the main stage.
Liqun Dai is ASA’s Head of Chinese and Confucius Classroom Manager. She manages all Chinese programmes at ASA, both on the timetabled curriculum and in the popular outreach activities, including Chinese at the six local primaries. She mentors the Academy’s three Chinese Language Assistants (CLAs) and leads a highly successful team.
Liqun will be running a workshop on Saturday morning (day 2) of the conference.
ASA became an officially designated IOE Confucius Classroom in 2014.