EAL - English as an Additional Language

We celebrate the fact that some of our young people speak more than one language and acknowledge their ability to use a variety of community languages.

In our school the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of all students are important. We encourage all students to achieve the highest possible standards. We do this through taking account of each child’s life experiences and needs.

Some of our students have particular learning and assessment requirements, which are linked to their progress in learning English as an additional language. Students who are learning English as an additional language have skills and knowledge about language similar to monolingual English-speaking students. Their ability to participate in the full curriculum may be in advance of their communicative skills in English.

We promote the principles of fairness and justice for all through the diverse education that we provide in our school.

The aim of our policy is to help ensure that we meet the full range of needs of those children who are learning English as an additional language. This is in line with the requirements of the Race Relations Act 1976 and Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2001.

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