The World languages department consists of 3 full time members of staff and 1 part time member of staff along with a community languages team delivering Polish and Punjabi.
We offer both French and Spanish at key stage 3, 4 and 5. Our community language program delivers lessons geared to Key stage 4 and Key stage 5.
The department works in conjunction with other Sandwell and Ormiston schools to promote success in Languages.
The staff and our Post 16 ambassadors offer a wide range of opportunities both in and out of lessons, which not only support students with their language learning experience, but also offer an insight into culture. We are currently running a number of extra-curricular clubs geared towards improving independence in language learning (Transition Club), broadening the cultural awareness of our students (World film club) and we are excited to be launching a new Twinning club in the summer term with a partner school in France.
The department regularly takes part in University-led languages enrichment days and is in the process of organising an joint French-Food Technology trip to Northern France during the summer term.
The World Languages department has 4 classrooms that are specifically designated to the subject area. Rooms LA2, LA3, LA4, and ENT1 are all situated in the Trinity zone and have recently been refurbished.
Mrs J. Brown (Head of Department), email: [email protected]