Learning languages gives our students the tools to become confident & resilient communicators , better listeners/readers and enables them to appreciate another language and culture.


Our aim is to ensure that our language learners develop the skills and confidence to consider themselves as ‘World Citizens’ who belong in a multicultural, mutually respectful world. Learning MFL at Macmillan is an introduction to lifelong language learning.

We broaden our student’s horizons to encourage tolerance, empathy, adaptability and consideration for others within our local and wider communities.

We aim to help students to understand other countries and cultures so that they can be more open and adaptable to new experiences, ensuring that each topic contains an element of cultural reference to not only France and Spain, but the wider Francophone and Hispanic spheres.

The department is committed to developing strong, lifelong linguistic skills and to encouraging students to become curious and interested in the world.



Ultimately, we want our students to have a love of languages, and we aim to achieve this by nurturing a linguistic curiosity and motivation to explore and respect other cultures and people. At KS3, we endeavour to prepare them for the basic requirements for the new GCSE course if they choose to pursue it.

The MFL Department is a dynamic, passionate, and enthusiastic department; a collaborative and creative approach to teaching and learning is embedded within daily practice and future planning. The department strives to make learning languages fun and meaningful, providing students with opportunities for both collaboration and independent work in each lesson.

Courses

Department Staff
Staff Role
Mrs M H Watson Head of Department
Mrs S Barrett Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages / Head of Year
Mrs A Tumelty Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages / Head of Training School
Mrs U Storey Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages
Miss O Gray Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages
Miss E Pezzini Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs M Boden Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages