English as an Additional Language
EAL assessment and provision at SJSF
- Carry out baseline assessment using SSE EAL Skills Framework Diagnostic – Writing Diagnostic Grid (for new to English speaking schools).
- Using ‘The EAL Skills Framework’ progress guide, carry out a ‘best fit’ for each EAL pupil to ascertain where each EAL pupil is in terms of: Listening and Understanding, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
- Using ‘The EAL Skills Framework’ set EAL targets for each of the areas above using the ‘bank of targets’ document.
- There are a range of strategies for each target on ‘The EAL Skills Framework’ strategies reference document to support staff in working on the targets set for each EAL pupil.
- Resources– there are a range of resources for staff to support EAL pupils on Sharepoint, SJSF-School, EAL folder and there is also a guide to resources for supporting student learning resource suggestions in each Class green EAL folder.
- Also, as a school, we currently support EAL pupils using:
Communicate in Print
QFT – Class adult support (LSA or CT)
Paired work with non-EAL pupils
Pre-teach new vocabulary
Phonics intervention (1:1 or small group)
Toe by Toe (support for reading and spelling)
British Council website
Racing to English
ema-tas writing resources for B-C and C-D pupils
- LSA EAL specific interventions to be added in to our provision eg time to talk as per the need of each EAL pupil. Once assessments have been carried out the EAL Lead to be notified of who needs EAL specific LSA interventions.
- Targets set will be monitored and reviewed termly as part of Pupil Progress Meetings.
Resources for families:
New Experience! New Friendships!
Imagine being in a new country where you don’t speak the language fluently and you don’t fully understand the local culture.
If only you had a friendly guide who could help you get to grips with it all.
Now, through Lingo Link organised by the Diversity Voice, you have the opportunity to be that guide for someone in exactly that situation – and learn a bit about their language and customs as well. So, if there is a particular language or country that you’re interested in, please get in touch and we’ll try and arrange for you to meet with a suitable Lingo Link partner.
Lingo Link puts you in touch with a newcomer to the UK in your local area and arranges the first meeting for you. You choose where you would prefer to meet (in a coffee shop, café or pub), how often you meet, and how the two of you want to use the sessions. To take part, or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact and location details.
4 easy steps to join us
Step 1. Just email us on email@example.com , give your telephone number and town where you live or the preferred place for your first meeting. Don’t forget to mention the language you use, and the target language you’d like to learn.
Step 2. We’ll find you a partner who speaks the target language of your preference.
Step 3. We’ll send you details of your language partner (name, telephone number or email address by e-mail or txt message).
Step 4. Join the adventure of learning today!
This project has been supported by Somerset Community Foundation and currently is supported by Somerset Skills and Learning.
Please visit Welcome (diversityvoice.org.uk) for more information