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Teacher Training at Cherish Primary School in Uganda


Thanks to the incredible support from parents and the community, four of our teachers, Kate Webster, Chloe Carserides, Nick Broome and Oliver Reed, visited Uganda over the summer supporting the teachers and children at Cherish Primary School. Cherish, which was set up in February 2011, was launched to help disadvantaged children in the local community not enrolled in school. The school’s selection criteria includes children living with HIV, orphans and vulnerable children living in abject poverty.

The team were in class every day sharing best practice from DVIS. They also devised a programme of staff training, which focused on using free flow in nursery, how to encourage talk for maths, and guided reading. Time was also spent creating resources so that our Ugandan colleagues could continue with these strategies even after the team had left. All this was made possible by the generous contributions to our fundraising efforts by parents and friends of Dulwich Village Infants’.