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Supporting pupils with English as an additional language to help them integrate

Westbourne School assesses the language ability of pupils who are learning English as an additional language before they start at the school. Pupils also have the opportunity to attend summer school prior to starting. Teachers promote high levels of pupil inclusion and encourage participation in activities, such as assemblies, charity events, international days and public speaking lessons. Read more >

A flexible curriculum that responds to the needs of individual learners

The curriculum at Fitzalan High School is tailored according to the potential, progress and ability of each learner. The flexible nature of the curriculum means that staff can respond to learners’ needs throughout the year. Read more >

Kitchener Primary

Taking every opportunity to increase literacy

Staff at Kitchener Primary School have improved the literacy of pupils who speak English as an additional language by using a broad range of strategies and teaching methods. Read more >

Supporting vulnerable groups of pupils

Supporting vulnerable groups of pupils

Cathays High School, Cardiff, places great importance on tracking the progress and achievement of vulnerable groups of pupils such as those with English as an additional language. Over 63 different languages are spoken as a first language in pupils’ homes and 70% of pupils have English as an additional language. The school’s effective strategies to support all pupils’ achievement have had a clear impact on standards of education. Read more >

Effective partnerships help to break down language barriers

Effective partnerships help to break down language barriers

Leaders in St John Lloyd Catholic Comprehensive School in Carmarthenshire wanted to provide targeted support for an increase of pupils with English as an additional language. Taking the initiative by managing and developing partnerships along with other strong approaches has greatly enhanced the wellbeing and learning experiences of these pupils. Read more >