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English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Pupils learning English as an additional language (EAL) share many common characteristics with pupils whose first language is English. However, their learning experience differs because they are learning in and through another language, and because they may come from cultural backgrounds and communities that have different understandings and expectations of education, language and learning.


We strive to help learners for whom English is an Additional Language by:


  • providing buddies who offer a good model of the English language i.e. they speak English well and use a wide variety of vocabulary
  • using visual prompts in class for learning
  • interactive teaching methods
  • strong links with parents to understand how best to support their children


We work closely with the Ethnic Minorities Achievement Team from West Sussex County Council to ensure our support in school meets the needs of each child.


For more information from West Sussex County Council please click on the link below.