English as an Additional Language
Striving for EXCELLENCE and EQUALITY through EQUITY and EMPOWERMENT
We are a very inclusive school that embraces a range of cultures, backgrounds and languages. As we value the knowledge of other languages, we are very proud when our children produce pieces of writing in their first language, in addition or in alternative to English. In this way, the pupils emerge as confident learners.
The main role of the E.A.L. support staff is to facilitate the learning of the English language. We use Racing to English and The Learning Village as the main resources to enable and accelerate the development of Literacy skills, alongside the support and adaptation from the teachers.
Research shows that if the home language has a good foundation, then additional languages that a child learns will develop more easily. It is very important that parents/carers continue to use the child’s first language at home, and that they discuss school and home experiences, as well as read and discuss books daily in their first language.