EAL - English as an Additional Language

The main area of responsibility of the Language Development Department is to plan, lead and monitor interventions for students with English as an Additional Language (EAL). We aim to support students newly arrived in the UK to develop the acquisition of the English language and access subjects as quickly as possible.

After assessing their individual abilities, we advise subject teachers, create and supply resources and put in place specialist interventions in partnership with EMTAS, the local authority support service for language development.

We recognise that many other students require specialist language interventions, even when they may appear fluent in English. We work closely with the English department to identify these students and the most appropriate intervention, and to help our multilingual students overcome any language barriers they may experience to achieve the highest levels they can across the curriculum. We have jointly participated in training on “Talking Partners”.

Recognising the important role parents/carers play we make sure we liaise closely with them and keep them updated at every stage of our work.


Barbara Majelli  Language Development Coordinator

Dr B Majelli

Language Development Coordinator




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