Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment.
Pupils learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people. By making comparisons, they gain insight into their own culture and society. The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world.
At English Martyrs' we work with the British Council in administering a scheme which recruits native speakers of a range of languages to work with teachers and the children in the classroom, in order to gain confidence in another language and learn about another culture.
Spanish is currently being taught in Key Stage One and Two by the teachers and our language assistant.