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.
Did you know that at Two mile Hill over 140 children speak more than one language?
We speak 28 languages including English!
Which language do you think is the spoken most?
Language Of The Term
Each term we feature a ‘Language of the Term’ to be promoted both within the classroom and around the school. The language will often be one spoken as a first language by children at this school. Children who speak a second language lead the teaching of words and phrases in that language in assemblies and in the classrooms. We have displays of our language of the term around the school.