English as an Additional Language
How are EAL students supported in class?
The EAL Coordinator works with classroom teachers to help children develop English language skills, and learning strategies.
Often small groups including EAL beginners are coached separately from the class with the EAL teacher to allow them more interaction within a lesson.
The EAL teacher adds an English language development focus to lessons across the curriculum through working with subject teachers to differentiate lesson planning for varying language levels,
by working closely with EAL students in class to ensure they understand tasks and are responding appropriately and by monitoring, marking and redrafting/remodeling their written work.
How are EAL students supported at school?
An EAL student’s progress, welfare and behaviour is closely monitored so that any problems can be solved as soon as possible.
Homework support is offered most days at lunchtimes or immediately after school.
Parents and other family members are encouraged to be proactive with homework, reading and English acquisition. They are kept up to date with their child’s progress via parents evenings and home calls.
How are EAL students supported once fluency is achieved?
EAL students continue to be monitored and offered support up to their GCSEs in order to identify language problems for example with grammar or with subject specific technical language.
Mulberry Stepney Green Maths, Computing and Science College is part of the Mulberry Schools Trust which is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (Company No. 10035860).
Company’s registered office: Mulberry Schools Trust, Richard Street, Commercial Road, London E1 2JP