Our team of skilled and experienced advisory teachers, work with local schools to raise the attainment of EAL (English as an Additional Language) students. These students could be:
Their job is to enable pupils to access the curriculum in English.
The team offers a variety of advisory support options to schools and a regular programme of central and school-based training. Support and training can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the school.
Schools must admit EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils if they have a vacancy in the pupil’s year group.
Schools will follow the normal admissions procedures for an EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupil.
The team works with pupils of statutory school age, ie between 5-16 years-old. Advice and guidance for staff in Early Years settings, who work with children between 0-4 years-old, is available from our Early Years Service.
They don't usually and support is given in English, although several of the staff are bilingual.