We believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils. It helps them to develop communication skills including the key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.

At Scout Road Academy we:

  • Ensure children have the opportunity to understand and respond to spoken and written French from a variety of authentic sources
  • Support children to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • Allow children time to write for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • Allow children to achieve specific MFL skills as set down in the schools scheme of work and to celebrate their success


Our MFL curriculum has been chosen to progressively develop skills in French. Our lessons ensure children acquire a bank of vocabulary organised around topics, which build on previous knowledge from units already studied. 



Our MFL curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures. 



Teaching of MFL at Scout Road Academy is fully inclusive. No child is excluded because of a learning difficulty, or because they have English as an additional language. Experience has indeed shown that such children can derive particular benefit from taking part in MFL learning activities. These activities are planned in such a way as to encourage the full and active participation of all pupils. Work is differentiated as appropriate to the needs of individual children. Pairs and groups for collaborative work may be made up in different ways, depending on the task. Children who are linguistically gifted and talented are targeted with more demanding questions and given the opportunity to manipulate and extend the target language in pair and group work, therefore working at Mastery. Some tasks include a wider vocabulary and pupils are given the chance to choose what they include in their own work.