All students need to feel safe, accepted and valued in order to learn. For students who are learning English as an additional language, this includes recognising and valuing their home language and background. As a school, we are aware that multilingualism is a strength and that EAL students make valuable contributions to their school community. We take a whole school approach, including ethos, curriculum, education against racism, promoting language awareness and raising awareness through our Capital and Culture days.

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, considering each student’s life experience and needs.


As a school we will work together to:

  • Provide our EAL students with a safe, welcoming, nurturing environment where they are accepted, valued and encouraged to participate
  • Ensure access to the curriculum through high quality teaching
  • Help children to speak, understand, read and write English
  • Assess and monitor learning which informs teaching
  • Be proactive in removing barriers that stand in the way of our EAL learners fulfilling their potential
  • Acknowledge individual strengths and celebrate cultural identities
  • Provide an environment which celebrates diversity and supports English language learning
  • Work with parents of EAL learners and ensure language is not a barrier to effective partnership
  • Create partnerships beyond the school to improve provision and support for our EAL learners
  • Meet our responsibilities to EAL students by ensuring equal access to the National Curriculum and the achievement of their educational potential.


All EAL students have access to:

  • An EAL integration questionnaire, on entry to the school
  • An initial check in with EAL support worker (school-based)
  • Access to EAL buddy group
  • Regular monitoring through data drops
  • Consideration of exam access arrangements
  • QF EAL strategies within the classroom
  • Baseline test to determine proficiency


Helping understand your child’s educational journey:

Guidance for parents helping children learn/

Guidance for parents English education system/


EAL Proficiency Stages


Apps and websites for translation / language support


Read text in other languages with Immersive Reader. Translate an entire webpage and choose your desired language. Over 70 languages are available.


Immersive Reader


Duolingo helps language learners listen, read, write, and speak a new language. Duolingo has several different mini-games, challenges, and activities to help learn a language.




Free Online English courses




This will translate text and whole documents for you! There is also a playback feature so the audio of texts can be heard.


Website: translate.google.co.uk

Tutorial Video: Youtube Video


Say Hi is a translation app, similar to Google Translate. It will translate spoken language and resources into a range of languages, including Cantonese. It can be downloaded onto most devices.