Modern Languages

At St. Joseph The Worker, it is our belief that the curriculum is enhanced by awareness of different cultures and an introduction to a foreign language is an effective starting point for this.

There is good evidence that an early start in learning a foreign language means deeper and more lasting learning. Early learning means that teenage inhibitions are avoided, and that the ‘babyish’ conversations and activities are done at an appropriate age.

An effective method of learning a language is through linking it with the curriculum as a whole and the trained primary classroom teacher is best placed to do this.

The use of the foreign language can contribute to the achieving of several of the 5 – 14 curriculum targets, especially in Language.

The development of foreign language skills in primary schools is part of a progressive line of development in language for pupils throughout their education

We encourage pupils to join us in an International Educational Visit to France!

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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX