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 197 EAL learners (46.1%).

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

Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, Malayalam, Chinese, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Slovak, French, Polish, Panjabi, Shona, Thai, Persian/Farsi, Kannada and 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.

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Sherwood Primary School, Sherwood Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9GA

Mrs J Maddock | Tel: 01772 719093 | Email: admin@sherwood.lancs.sch.uk

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Enquiries | Mrs K Hobson
Email: k.hobson@sherwood.lancs.sch.uk