EAL (English as an Additional Language)

The EAL department welcomes students from diverse backgrounds. Students are
well supported, make rapid progress and we provide a caring environment for those
new to school and literacy.

The term EAL is used to describe students who use two or more languages. It does not mean they have fluencyin both languages or that they are competent and literate in both languages.
A lot of students in our school have English as an additional language and the majority of the students are fluent bilingual learners. There are well over 40 languages spoken by the students: Somali, Dutch, Greek, Yoruba, Portuguese, Arabic, Bulgarian, Turkish, Bengali, Italian, Kurdish, German, Afrikaans, Romanian, Ga, Tigrinya, Czech, French, Albanian, Caribbean Creole, Hungarian, Serbian, Polish, Romany, Lithuanian, Mauritian,Pashto, Russian, Yoruba, Urdu, Lingala, Vietnamese, Luganda, Farsi, Spanish, Tamil, Gaelic, Slovak, Tamil, Akan, etc.

At Nightingale Academy we uphold the principles of Inclusion and Equality of Opportunities where all students, no matter what their ethnic and cultural backgrounds, have the right to access the curriculum to achieve their full potential feel valued and participate in the life of our school.

The following support may be offered to students who have English as an additional language:
Language assessment on entry
Tailored interventions
Bilingual dictionaries and iPads
Variety of school clubs: GCSE Club, EAL Club, Homework Club, etc.

If you require any more information, please contact 
Miss Fiedler: dfeidler@nightingaleacademy.org

We value involvement from parents in order to raise attainment of EAL students. We welcome volunteers to support our work, for example, helping with homework or listening to students read.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in our school, please contact
Miss Fiedler: dfeidler@nightingaleacademy.org

There are useful websites for teaching EAL students and learners: