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English as an Additional Language

EAL Department

Overall Aims and Objectives

The overall aims and objectives of the EAL Department are to provide teaching support and opportunities for non-native English speakers of all levels to improve and develop their English skills. This encompasses complete beginners to advanced second language pupils. For some pupils, that means supporting their language development to help them participate fully in the school’s academic programme. For others that means developing higher order reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

The EAL Department also helps beginners learn the ‘survival’ English they will need to socialise with their friends at school, communicate with their teachers and take part in extra-curricular activities. In other words, the EAL Department should enable children to take a full and active part in all aspects of their school life. The aim of the Department is also to continue to support pupils as they become more advanced in English to develop their language skills to a proficient level. As a result, the EAL department deals with a wide range of pupils, from complete beginners to advanced second language learners of English.

Monica Bertuzzi is the Head of EAL.  For more information, please contact

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