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Anna Reid

Dr Anna Reid is a visiting lecturer at Newcastle University, where she currently leads three core postgraduate modules in Education; Research in Practice, Critical Thinking about Research Methodology, and Practices of Enquiry.

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What does ‘high potential’ mean for languages?

Our languages department strives to convince all pupils that they have can thrive at French or Spanish. To do this, we wanted to understand what being 'high potential' actually involves. ‘High potential’ is a puzzling term if you believe, as I do, that every child has latent skills and competencies...