English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Every child who joins us sits a short English assessment. Depending on their proficiency, we may then ask them to join our English Language Intensive programme, which runs for six weeks at the beginning of each term. Our two EAL teachers offer both one-to-one and group support based on each child's needs.
Our EAL teachers create a supportive and comfortable environment, and make sure activities are as fun and interactive as possible. This means our students look forward to learning and really benefit from the sessions.
EAL support is personalised, targeted, and differentiated to meet each child's needs. For some students, this means tailored sessions in small groups. For others, an EAL teacher may support them in their usual lessons. We also run after-school groups.
We keep a constant eye on students' progress, and EAL support is gradually reduced as each student's ability and confidence increases. Our EAL teachers provide resources on Firefly and through our new online package, ‘Language Nut’.
Cambridge Young Learner exams
Our EAL teachers deliver a language course for students who are sitting the Cambridge Young Learner exams. This internationally recognised language qualification is offered in both primary and secondary.
English as a modern foreign language
We also offer English as a modern foreign language to students who are new to English. This gives them access to extra lessons in their first year with us.