The EAL Department is led by Miss Zerhauova with support from Mrs Brough, the EAL Support Assistant. The department supports students for whom English is not their first language.
We initially help students settle in and feel at ease in their new school, often buddying them up with another student. We provide in-class support to students across the curriculum and in all subjects. We also withdraw students from specific lessons to provide small group and individual teaching, focussing upon developing their written and spoken English skills.
We run a homework club during lunchtimes and also organise cultural development trips to London, usually during the summer months. Previous trips have included visits to the London Eye, Greenwich, St James’s Park, a cruise along the River Thames and the parade that accompanies the Queen’s State Opening of Parliament.
We also hold a yearly Cultural Evening when we celebrate the customs, traditions and talents of every student and their individual cultures. This year’s Evening was the first one in Spotlight, our wonderful theatre on the new site, which added a very professional feel to the performances!