Latin danger alert – Solihul Sixth Form College

If this message is accurate, it is worrying, and I invited anyone with a voice that might be heard by the college authorities to use it loudly and clearly.

I am a student at Solihull Sixth Form College in Birmingham, which has recently been in difficulties because of a new sixth form attaching to a local secondary school, and I believe this is responsible for the decision to now stop the teaching of Latin in our college. We have a very small ancient languages department, despite there being over 2000 students in our college. I will be leaving this year and the only other student and I have been informed that Latin shall no longer be taught directly in our college after we have left. This is very distressing as I believe we are one of the few, if not the only, college in our area which even teaches it anymore. I am not sure if there is anything we can do, but I would still like to try, as I know there are students coming in from secondary school who would like to continue the study of Latin and the teaching in our department is fantastic and it would be devastating to lose it. If anyone can offer any advice, please don’t hesitate to contact me on the email above. Thank you to anyone who does, please help us save our Latin department! Valete, Rhian Morgan.

One Response

  1. I have just caught up with this item. This is a frequent happening

    Was this catastrophe not known to A.R.L.T. or J.A.C.T. before it happened? Is there a machinery for their being alerted to such eventualities, so that action — or at least reasoned protest — can be made, preferably in the discussion stage? In the event of defeat, is there any alternative that our associations can put forward?

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