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English as an Additional Language (E.A.L.)

Our EAL Team

EAL School Ethos

 

All pupils need to feel safe, accepted and valued in order to learn effectively and become successful members of society. For pupils, who are learning English as an additional language, this includes recognising and valuing their home language and background. As a school, we are aware that bilingualism can be a useful learning tool and that all EAL pupils can make a valuable contribution to their school community. We take a whole school approach, including ethos, curriculum and education against racism.

 

Learners with EAL have a dual task at school: to learn English (language) and to learn through English. For this reason, EAL teaching aims to teach English using the mainstream curriculum as the context.

 

How we support the EAL children at Two Mile Hill Primary

 

When a child joins our school from another country, our experienced EAL team support the children and their families and welcome them to our school Community.  The support will include an initial meeting with the family, where targeted actions are put in place, to enable the child to develop their language skills and become a successful learner. 

 

Our EAL staff support children through listening, speaking, writing and grammar activities. These happen during daily 1:1 or group sessions.

We are fortunate to have our own EAL base. This is a space where the children can develop their language skills in a safe and friendly environment.

Here are some pictures of our EAL base:

Head Teacher's Welcome Close

Welcome to our website. Two Mile Hill Primary is a successful school in East Bristol where children are supported to develop the values and skills by which they will live life and develop a love of learning.

"Two Mile Hill is a Good School where staff are determined that all pupils receive the best possible education." OFSTED 2017

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