Curriculum
Modern Foreign Languages

Intent

The intent of the MFL Curriculum at St Luke’s C of E School is to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve in languages.  We want students to be able to feel the benefits of being able to communicate in a second language, learning about other cultures and improving their understanding of grammar in another language as well as English.  We want students to feel confident and know that often they do not, so we focus on oral language skills. 

Implementation

The intent of our curriculum is implemented through participation in the NCELP Hub Project at Key Stage 3.  We are committed to ensuring all our students, including those who may be disadvantaged can access languages.  The NCELP Hub project ‘ make it our mission to improve access to high quality modern foreign languages subject teaching, particularly for disadvantaged pupils, drawing on the findings of the Bauckham review – building expert hubs to share best practice, targeted in disadvantaged areas.’   Alongside this, we deliver and regularly collaborate with other Ted Wragg schools to deliver well-sequenced and ambitious lessons and common assessments.  We utilise the St Luke’s Learning Structure to ensure students in both Key Stages frequently take part in low-stakes quizzes on key vocabulary and grammar.  We provide models and gradually increase independence across the four main skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Impact

The main impact of our curriculum implementation will be seen in the quality and breadth of students’ work through their workbooks and in their assessment at each cycle.  We continue to raise the aspirations and achievements of every student to ensure they make more than expected rates of progress across both KS3 and KS4.

St Luke’s is a wonderful place; is a school full of staff who are dedicated to improving the life chances of every student that attends the school.

Kealey Sherwood, Headteacher