EAL: English as an Additional Language

Ms S-J. York – Assistant Head for Literacy, EAL & Reporting to Parents


“Language for learning, language through learning.”  –  National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum

Learning in EAL
The EAL Faculty has a strong commitment to a targeted intervention approach within the classroom rather than withdrawing pupils for separate “language” lessons. This is based on both research and experience. In-class support of EAL pupils ensures engagement with the curriculum, learning in collaboration with other pupils and the opportunity to practise and develop language in context in an inclusive and language-rich environment. All staff plan for the language development progress of all children, not only the early stage EAL learners, so that all our pupils can achieve their potential.