‘You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only know one language, you only live once’ – Czech Proverb
Mrs D Hudson
Curriculum Leader Modern Languages
Mrs C Barrett
SENCO and Teacher of Modern Languages
Mrs V Jones
Head of Year 9 and Teacher of Modern Languages
Our aim is to ensure that learning to communicate effectively in Spanish will open up students’ minds and liberate them from insularity, thus promoting our Catholic ethos, by fostering a passion for and appreciation of other people’s cultures and literature, within socio-historical and geographical contexts. It also improves overall literacy and communication skills, both verbal and written, in both the target language and English. As a result, students are equipped with the skills to learn any new foreign languages in the future, as the opportunity arises.
At St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, students focus on the four key skills of language learning: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Spanish isn’t simply a curriculum area; it enables students to communicate effectively, developing skills that will follow them through life, and taking into account the improving local economy and labour market, prepare them for life in the world or work.