Caroline Cane has worked within Falkirk Council at a variety of stages. She was raised in a Spanish/English bilingual home and has a passion for implementing the 1+2 policy introduced by Education Scotland. Caroline has worked within Early years for the past two years and enjoys the challenges and successes that each day brings. She takes on a lead role for language learning within her school and has also co-authored articles with her Nethermains Primary School colleague Paula O’Hare.
We have been using Word Aware as a structured whole-school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all our children. It is primarily focussed on whole-class learning and we have found it is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage – including children with Developmental Language Disorder, Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language. It has had such a major impact on word recognition and understanding within English, we decided to extend it to French and Spanish as an approach for learning new, contextualised vocabulary.