Core Values

Character, Resilience and Aspiration.

Our curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to develop their character and resilience. Our curriculum enables our students to realise their varied and ambitious aspirations.

Our curriculum ensures that we are ‘Enriching Lives’ for all our students throughout their journey from Year 7, to adults who contribute positively within our rich and diverse society.

Our curriculum is planned with the intention of enabling the best outcomes for all students no matter their starting points or barriers to learning. We pride ourselves on our broad, balanced, inclusive, and representative curriculum.

Our curriculum vision is modelled in MFL where we believe in an inclusive education for all.

Our curriculum intent is:  

  • Coherently plan, sequence and adapt our curriculum to meet the unique needs of all of our learners.
  • Offer breadth of study at KS3 that is sequential in leading to study at GCSE level; all students will be stretched and challenged over 5 years, taking into account different starting points.
  • By drawing on other subjects in school such as English, students can develop effective literacy and numeracy skills through digital technology creating learners who are confident and competent readers, writers and speakers, with essential analytical skills needed for life. This can then be embedded within the study of MFL.
  • Embed a range of wider enrichment opportunities and experiences, at least one per year, to ensure our learners have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Encompass the whole school core values to maximise the impact of the MFL curriculum.


As a result the MFL curriculum will: 

  • Ensure all students understand the value of learning a foreign language.
  • Develop phonics, grammar and vocabulary knowledge to ensure that pupils are able to express themselves and communicate in a foreign language.
  • Ensure students have a cultural understanding, which is embedded into the scheme of work giving students the opportunity to appreciate and understand diversity.
  • Ensure equal access to learning in MFL, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support to enable pupils to fulfil their potential.
  • Ensure that MFL lessons build on grammar skills taught in English language lessons, giving them a more in-depth knowledge of how language works.
  • Aim to meet the differing needs of students and allow them to achieve their own unique potential.
  • Ensure that students follow a sequenced and planned KS3-KS4 curriculum building on skills and knowledge to ensure the best outcomes at GCSE.
  • Ensure that all students have feedback regularly, both verbally and written to ensure they can build on prior knowledge and move their learning forward, including regular assessments.
  • Develop pupils’ independent learning skills and resilience and promote self- and peer-assessment, to equip them for further/higher education and employment.
  • Create an environment which encourages students to build their confidence and develop a passion for languages.