English As An Additional Language

At Great Marsden St John’s we celebrate the fact that many of our children speak more than one language and acknowledge their ability to use a variety of community languages. The teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of all children in our school are important. We encourage all children to achieve the highest possible standards. We do this through taking account of each child’s life experiences and needs.

Around 17% of our children have particular learning and assessment requirements, which are linked to their progress in learning English as an additional language.

Children who are learning English as an additional language have skills and knowledge about language similar to monolingual English-speaking children. We recognise that their ability to participate in the full curriculum may be in advance of their communicative skills in English.

Please see below for our EAL policy.

Other useful information will be placed on line soon.

EAL Policy