Skelmanthorpe Academy

Skelmanthorpe Academy

Elm Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DZ

01484 863306



Vision statement and intent 

The intent of teaching French at Skelmanthorpe Academy is to provide a modern foreign language (MFL) curriculum that inspires and challenges pupils. The aim is to develop a love for language learning, foster cultural understanding and equip pupils with essential linguistic skills that will serve them well in future educational and personal endeavours.

As a school, we believe that exposure to a second language enhance cognitive abilities, improves communication skills and promotes a broader worldview. By offering French as a language choice we aim to instil a sense of curiosity and appreciation for different cultures, preparing our pupils to become global citizens in an increasingly interconnected world


SEND in the French Curriculum

Differentiated guidance is available for every lesson to ensure that content can be accessed and enjoyed by all. In order to help our children retain their French learning, we encourage French into the classroom environment regularly.

  • cognitive load theory
  • explicit teaching of curriculum ‘components’
  • clarity of instruction.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach; however, when barriers are identified and overcome, pupils’ potential can be achieved. High expectations for all pupils are therefore so important research suggests the following strategies are important to consider for SEND learners:

  • breaking down tasks
  • reducing the burden on working memory
  • using appropriately supportive routines
  • using a combination of learning modes which enhance clarity or accessibility
  • the adaption of materials to ensure good challenge which is achievable
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Autumn Medium Term Planning

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