Professional Values & Personal Commitment

Social Justice – valuing and promoting difference

  • Value all the languages pupils use in their daily lives and all the additional languages they aspire to learn
  • Promote the development of plurilingualism through pluriliteracies and multiculturalism
  • Understand how language and languages are fundamental to existing and emerging identities

Integrity – developing transformative approaches to learning

  • Be open and transparent about ‘real world’ issues which impact on languages and cultures
  • Create transparent links between language(s) and literacies
  • Promote the role of language and languages in learning across the curriculum
  • Develop transformative approaches to classroom practices involving attitudinal and behavioural change towards diverse languages and cultures
  • Understand how the L1 relates to the learning of additional languages and vice versa

Trust and Respect – building a culture of mutual trust and respect

  • Acknowledge learners’ existing language competences and experiences
  • Respect individual learners’ social, cultural and linguistic communities
  • Create conditions in which working positively with individual language needs and aspirations is the ‘norm’

Personal Commitment

  • Create a positive ethos towards language learning
  • Use a range of pedagogical approaches which motivate pupils and inspire confidence
  • Understand the role played by language learning in promoting global citizenship and sustainability
  • Promote the cognitive, social and cultural benefits of language learning
  • Demonstrate how language and languages can remove barriers to learning
  • Recognise the role language and languages play in raising attainment
  • Experience what it is to be a language learner and user
  • Understand ways in which language skills can be learned, developed, used and sustained
  • Develop and maintain personal linguistic skills in line with CEFR principles