English as an Additional Language (EAL)
The EAL Department has responsibility for all students whose first language is not English, working to ensure our students are able to access all areas of the curriculum and to achieve their full potential
The type of help and support we offer depends on a number of factors, including the length of previous education, whether the student is literate in their first language, their level of English and how long they have been in the UK. The department has a number of interventions in place to support our students and some of these are:
If your child is literate in his/her first language, it is important that you continue to support them in using/developing your home language. You can help your child by using your home language to discuss school work and also to encourage them to read newspapers in both your home language and in English. Some of the most successful EAL students are those who are literate in their first language.
Useful websites to help improve English.
Pupils are ambitious, generally hard working and want to achieve highly.
OFSTED - June 2016
London SE6 2SE
Tel: 020 8461 9600
Fax: 020 8461 9611