SUPPORTING PRIMARY LANGUAGESWe remain committed to the vision of every child having access to high quality language learning from an early age. This is a fundamental question of equal opportunities and social justice. We will do everything possible to monitor progress towards that end, and to help develop the necessary support tools for early language learning. With our partners, we have produced a resource to support schools in planning and developing their languages provision in Key Stage 2.
Our current priorities are making the case for primary languages, both as an end in itself and as the basis for lifelong learning, and helping to ensure progression from at least the age of 7 through to secondary school, including the major challenges of transition. We continue to prepare for the day when languages will be a statutory part of the primary curriculum as is now the case in virtually every European country except our own.