English as an Additional Language

All pupils need to feel safe, accepted and valued in order to learn. For pupils who are learning English as an additional language, this includes recognising and valuing their home language and culture. As a school, we are aware that bilingualism is a strength and that EAL pupils have a valuable contribution to make. We take a whole school approach, including ethos, curriculum, education against racism and promoting language awareness.

At Sherwood Primary School, we have 172 EAL learners (41%).

Many different languages are spoken by the children and families at our school. These include:

Gujarati

English

Urdu

Hindi

Malayalam

Chinese

Amharic

Arabic

Bengali

Slovak

French

Polish

Panjabi

Shona

Thai

Persian/Farsi

Kannada

Turkish

All teachers are language teachers and there is a collective responsibility, held by all staff, to identify and remove barriers that stand in the way of the learning and success of EAL learners and to support their language development. 

Lessons are carefully planned by the teachers to ensure that our EAL learners have access to appropriate support and resources, in order to achieve their potential.

Sherwood Primary School

Sherwood Way, Fulwood,

Preston PR2 9GA

Main contact: Mrs J Maddock