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EAL Staff: Miss Scott and Miss Catt


Welcome to the EAL (English as an Additional Language) department.  We are an experienced and dedicated team who provide tailored learning support for pupils whom English is not their first language. 


As our school expands, so does the need to support the increasing number of families speaking English as an Additional Language.


Each member of the EAL team works in different key stages across the school, supporting children in their speaking and listening, writing and grammar acquisition.


We work with small groups of children, or on a one to one basis, improving pupils’ language skills using a wide selection of activities, games and writing exercises. 

These interventions are tailored to the individual needs of the children and the activities aim to reflect the topics of each year group’s curriculum.


In addition, the EAL team also provide teachers with in class support and further ideas of how to help their children during lesson time.


In the EAL department, we are also currently developing a number of projects, aiming to expand home school links.


These include:


  • Parent/Carer mid week coffee mornings – the chance to meet other parents and have an informal chat over hot drinks and cakes!


  • Parent/child home language reading afternoons at Gorringe Park’s school library.


  • Increasing the range of bilingual books available in the school library.


  • Establishing a network of parent volunteer translators and interpreters to support families speaking home languages.


Please look out for further details of these and other ventures coming soon.


We are continually striving to provide the best service for your children to advance their English language skills and promote home languages.  Please contact Miss Scott or Miss Catt via the school office if there is further assistance that you need.

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