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Learning a language in primary - is it a requirement ?

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Laura4041 Thu 28-Mar-13 14:00:22

Just that really. Do primary schools have to teach a language in order to meet the national curriculum? If so does it apply to KS1 & KS2?

Thanks

Teachercreature Thu 28-Mar-13 15:22:52

Not yet but they are planning it for KS2: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00217388/overwhelming-support-for-foreign-languages-plan

Teachercreature Thu 28-Mar-13 15:24:56

Oh but I should add some choose to, here are the guidelines: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/primary/b00199137/mfl

LindyHemming Thu 28-Mar-13 17:21:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Laura4041 Thu 28-Mar-13 18:36:43

Thank you. Can't complain it has been pulled then and I now have to pay for French in the lunch break!

Teachercreature Thu 28-Mar-13 19:56:45

Ah! Sorry. It'll be back in a year and half from the looks of it, so wondered why they bothered pulling it?! Bonne chance and all that! smile

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