At Tile Cross Academy, we are committed to ensuring that every child succeeds and reaches their full potential.
What is English as an additional language (EAL)?
EAL is used in reference to pupils whose first language is not English. These pupils may have recently arrived in the country or are being brought up in homes and communities where languages other than English are used. In the educational environment, they now have to learn English in addition to languages they already know and use, and they have to use English to access subject content in different curriculum areas.
Our EAL pupils come from a wide range of ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Some of our EAL pupils arrive in school having had little or no formal education while some have prior experience of formal education and with literacy skills in one or more languages. On arrival, a proportion of these pupils have no or very little understanding of English.
At Tile Cross Academy, we believe that
At Tile Cross Academy, we will
Teaching and Learning (Strategies for mainstream teachers)
Some specific strategies to develop communication in English
All EAL pupils are entitled to assessment, monitoring and support as required. This is provided and facilitated by the EAL coordinator, the EAL support team and all teaching staff. We provide: