English as an Additional Language
A student is considered to have English as an Additional Language (EAL) where English is not their first language. They retain their EAL status for 3 years after moving to the UK or learning in an English speaking environment. Parents are consulted before their child is removed from the EAL register.
JFS offers a range of support for students with EAL and those who have ongoing difficulties developing their English language skills:
- Additional intervention programmes delivered in small groups (such as Lexia PowerUp)
- Adapted learning materials to enable better access to learning in the mainstream classroom
- Use of translation software and access to iPads in lessons
EAL support is coordinated by the SENDCO and Academic Interventions Coordinator (Mrs Tatiana Leasenco) who can be contacted via the school office.