We have a programme of EAL intervention across the Primary school to support students in their English language learning. These students are either withdrawn from their class or receive support within their class to help them improve their proficiency in English so that they are able to access learning within the class.
In withdrawal sessions they are taught basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills that will enable them to speak and write grammatically correct sentences and respond to texts more confidently. Those supported within the class setting receive assistance in a variety of ways; further differentiated work, adult support and access to suitable resources. Students’ progress is regularly monitored using a specific tool which assesses the four areas of language acquisition. Once they have reached the agreed required proficiency level in this class, the amount of support will be decreased and they will join their class in literacy learning sessions.
All students are grouped for guided reading and spelling learning and taught strategies to support their reading and spelling development.
In the Secondary school, EAL students follow a separate English curriculum which is designed for second language learners and will lead either to the Cambridge Checkpoint exam in Year 9 or the IGCSE exam in Year 11.
For students that have been identified as having Additional Learning Needs (ALN), Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are written by teachers. These contain targets specific to the needs of each student, reviewed on a termly basis and shared with parents so that support can be given at home and all can work together to offer the additional support needed. In class, students receive targeted support from the teacher, learning assistant or ALN facilitator where appropriate.
Our students identified as being gifted are also further engaged. There are opportunities through the Nord Anglia Global Campus which include different competitions involving students from around the world and students may also be supported in class through different activites.