Departments & Subjects
Our mission is to work with parents and the local community to provide a broad curriculum and a creative approach to learning. Our intent is to enable all students to fulfil their unique potential and make the world a better place through their informed choices and actions.
Our curriculum meets the requirements of national guidelines and explicitly intends to support students to become :
Mrs Witham, Acting Head of Department
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”
In the Modern Foreign Languages department our aim is that all language learners develop the skills and confidence to consider themselves as global citizens who belong in a multicultural, mutually respectful world. We support pupils to understand other countries and cultures so that they can be more open and adaptable to new experiences. We ensure that each topic of study contains an element of cultural reference to the target language country and possibly to the wider Francophone or Germanic world. We are committed to developing strong, lifelong linguistic skills and encourage our pupils to become curious and interested in the world beyond their immediate environment. Ultimately, we want our pupils to have a love of languages, and aim to achieve this by nurturing a linguistic curiosity and an intrinsic motivation to explore and respect other cultures and peoples.