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Emphasis on rote learning and neatness, with a strict French national curriculum and approach. Reading and writing only from year 2. Pupils seem to reach a surprisingly high level of English thanks to some inspirational English teaching; all of the pupils we spoke to slipped easily from one language to another. If pupils had come from schools in France, they appreciated the art and music and sport here...

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Since 2016, Delphine Gentil, who was a head for 10 years in a country school in France before applying to the French authorities to be moved to Jacques Prevert. She is in London with her two children, who attend the Lycée Charles de Gaulle, and her husband commutes regularly from France. She is sporty and cycles and swims regularly. Cheerful, enthusiastic and clearly hardworking, she is thrilled to be in London and hopes to extend the minimum three year contract (maximum allowed by the French state is five years).

She is enamoured by the greater freedom she has in England regarding the curriculum, the budget choices and the collaborative work between London’s French schools. More pastoral care, more awareness of the need to support pupils with SEN (her special area...

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