Clarendon Primary School

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Call us on: 01204 333 411
Recreation St, Bolton, Lancashire
BL3 6SN United Kingdom


English as an Additional Language

Clarendon Primary School serves a community with a diverse range of cultures. The percentage of pupils with English as an additional language is 75% (2015/16) with 11% of these pupils at the early stages of learning English as a new language. Currently our pupil population is representative of 27 world languages, which we celebrate and learn from.

As a school, we aim to provide high quality, flexible provision for learners who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) and are international new arrivals (INAs). We ensure that all support strategies are focussed on achieving optimum personal and academic outcomes for all pupils thereby providing equality of opportunity for all.

The school has an established, structured and highly effective programme of support for children learning English as an additional language and our EAL team work hard to ensure consistently positive outcomes for our learners. We provide a balance of classroom based and small group support in order to ensure that the language barrier is removed as quickly and effectively as possible. Teachers work alongside the EAL team & Learning Mentor in order to tailor teaching and learning to meet the individual needs of all of our pupils.

Furthermore our EAL team support families, during the induction period and beyond, where we meet with families and ensure that they feel well settled and happy within their new environment. The EAL staff are available in school and are happy to interpret for parents if necessary. Currently we are able to cater for: Gujarati, Urdu, Arabic or Somali speakers for this purpose.

EAL Team

Mrs A Ibrahim Gujarati
Mrs N Ahmed Gujarati
Mrs S Patel Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati & German
Mrs Z Malek Urdu & Gujarati
Mrs F Kothiya Urdu & Gujarati
Mrs S Ismail Urdu & Gujarati
Mrs Rowan Ukrainian, Italian, French
Miss Coldwell French
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