‘To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.’
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
WE CAN Provide teaching that develops knowledge and skills so children can learn and progress effectively
WE CAN Offer enriching activities, event and experiences
WE CAN Work together to remove barriers and ensure equality
WE CAN Build independent and resilient learners who are able to communicate confidently
WE CAN Listen to and treat each other and all members of the community with respect, tolerance and concern
WE CAN Recognise ability, maximise potential and prepare children well for their future and life in modern Britain