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Modern Foreign Languages

  • Mr A Pickford Head of Languages 
  • Mrs V Budden Teacher of German and Spanish and  Head of KS4
  • Mrs L Hardwick Teacher of French and Spanish and Head of KS3
  • Miss S Gorin Teacher of French and Spanish
  • Ms K Mayne Teacher of German and French 

The languages department currently compromises four full time staff, of whom three are native speakers, and one part time staff. We are a friendly, approachable and supportive team. Our objective is to enable students of all abilities to develop their language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence.

Students are encouraged to participate fully in lessons, regardless of their abilities in languages. Careful planning ensures that we build on students existing skills, which ensures that they have a positive learning experience in our lessons.

There are four dedicated language classrooms, all equipped with interactive whiteboards. One also has computers for individual student use, allowing learning in an excellent environment. We also have a booking system for the computer suite, which students have the opportunity to use on a regular basis.

Other language opportunities 

We have been fortunate over the years to have worked closely with Hereford Cathedral School and the Sixth Form College, where St Mary’s students have been offered Latin and Ancient Greek on a subject to availability basis.