Where English is not a student’s first language, support is provided to help them develop their initial language skills and develop friendships within school. The Minority Ethnic Achievement Service offers support to new families, and the school has a LSA who specialises in English as an Additional Language who offers support to the students both inside and outside the classroom .
Alongside the development of English, students are actively encouraged to celebrate their first language and the skill of being bilingual. Opportunities are given to promote cultures and develop understanding of cultural differences.
Should you have any queries on supporting your son/daughter if their first language is not English, please contact the school and ask for Mrs Sandland or Ms Millen.