English language support

We are a responsive and flexible team of skilled and experienced advisory teachers.

We work with local schools to raise the attainment of students who are new to English, more advanced bilingual learners and refugees and asylum seekers.

We offer a variety of advisory support options and a regular programme of central and school-based training. These can be tailored to meet the individual needs of your school.

Do schools have to admit children with English as a second language?

Schools must admit EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils if they have a vacancy in the pupil’s year group.

How do children with English as a second language get into schools?

Schools will follow the normal admissions procedures for an EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupil.

What age group is covered?

We work with pupils of statutory school age, ie between 5 – 16 years.  Advice and guidance for staff in Early Years settings is available from our Early Years specialist, and some bilingual support is also available.

Does the English language support teacher speak the pupil’s first language?

Usually they do not, although several of our staff are bilingual.

Our job is to enable the pupils to access the curriculum in English, and consequently support is given in English.

Was this webpage helpful?