One of the great things about Bessemer is that our children come from all over the world! We are so lucky that there are over 30 different languages spoken across the year groups.
Whole School Approach to EAL
Our staff are trained in supporting the learning of children who have English as an additional language. They implement a variety of strategies in the classroom to aid children’s development of English, including:
Adjustments to classroom organisation – for example pairing an EAL learner with a language buddy
Ongoing differentiation – for example using visual supports during lessons
Focusing on Language – for example pre-teaching key vocabulary
Marking and Feedback – for example using visual or verbal rather than written feedback
Communication with home – for example sending home additional language activities
For more information on the types of supports available for EAL learners in the classroom please click on the link below.
Students who are new to English
At Bessemer we offer EAL interventions for learners who are new to English. All EAL learners are assessed by their class teachers using the 5 EAL Stages.
EAL proficiency assessment framework Children identified as Stage A or B EAL learners receive additional intervention, which includes target setting and termly assessment in the following areas:
Reading and Viewing
For more information on our EAL assessment system please click on the link below.