The Sunday Times Top Primary Schools in UK 2023 We are delighted to have been awarded 7th best school in the South West Region and 138th Nationally.

Modern Foreign Languages

 At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we use the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum (French). Through Language Angels, we ensure teacher subject knowledge and pedagogy is the best it can be in order to teach well, deal with misconceptions and take learning further. We provide engaging activities which build on previous experiences and knowledge. Our learning is centred on real and relevant situations with our REACH values at the heart. We ensure our lessons are accessible and engaging for all by providing support or challenge as appropriate.

We believe that Language learning encourages aspiration and curiosity about the world around us; allowing children to explore different cultures and growing in confidence about communicating with people from French speaking countries. Learning another language creates understanding and empathy of the vast diversity of languages and cultures around our world. Furthermore, language learning promotes resilience as brand new words and grammar structures are being assimilated.

All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond Key Stage 2.