Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Faculty of MFL

MFL Faculty Staff



Welcome to the Faculty of MFL

‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. 
If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.’
Nelson Mandela

In an increasingly competitive and challenging global marketplace the ability to speak a Modern Foreign Language is not only desirable, it can be the pathway to career enhancement.  Whether socially or in a business context, educationally or for enhancing personal growth from global travel, learning a language will take you on a journey of enrichment that can endure for a lifetime.

The Modern Foreign Languages Faculty aims to provide a rich and diverse learning experience for all students, combining sound grammatical knowledge with increased cultural awareness and encouraging creativity and independence. The department is strongly committed to making the study of a foreign language a rewarding experience for the entire ability range, so that each student will be able to achieve his/her potential. We aim to deliver courses which are enjoyable, rewarding and offer students a realistic opportunity to be successful at the highest possible level, thus providing a platform for further study.

Teaching and Learning

We strongly advocate the learning of languages through authentic use and experience.  Here at Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy, we strongly advocate the use of the target language for a real purpose within the classroom. Lessons are conducted as much as possible in the target language and students are expected to make every effort to communicate with their teacher and peers using the support materials provided. Students are challenged to extend their range of structure and vocabulary as appropriate to their age, ability and language learning experience.


As a Church of England Academy, we place great emphasis on worship and Religious Education within the MFL faculty. All Key Stage 3 students have their own MFL prayer booklet and we include religious festivals as part of the curriculum.