Recognising that better language skills add value and widen opportunities for individuals, we, together with the National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE) led by UCL Institute of Education, aim to re-energise language learning in state-maintained primary and secondary schools in the local area. To fulfil this potential, we must support the value of all our languages by increasing the uptake at GCSE, levelling up the opportunities for disadvantaged pupils and better recognising the rich diversity of languages in addition to English, improving the learning opportunities and outcomes for all pupils.
We’re over the moon to be one of the first of 15 language hub lead schools in the country, drawing on the strength of teaching, leadership, and language curriculums in our schools, with vision and capacity for local and sector led teacher training and development through our SCITT, Teaching School Hub and the Cranmer Institute.
Funded by the DfE, the scheme is backed by 14.9 million over the next 3 years, we will ensure more pupils aged 14 to 18 from all backgrounds, have the opportunity to study languages through to KS5. Language teachers will benefit from training delivered by experts, improving language lessons within schools. The programme will provide thousands more young people with the chance to study languages such as French, German, Spanish and other languages, as well as supporting schools to to develop a inclusive approach to the wide range of languages increasingly spoken in the UK. Taking a step towards recognising the multilingual skills of minoritised groups across the country.
To read more about the Languages hub initiative; have a look at the articles below:
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