English as an Additional Language
EAL (English as an Additional Language) is a big part of our life at Allerton Church of England Primary, with a rich diversity of languages spoken by our pupils. In recognition of this, we formed an EAL Council in 2018. The EAL Council is a group of children who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. Each council member has a different role and will be involved in meetings throughout the year to discuss and organise big events, such as The International Food Event (October), listen to feedback from pupils and parents about how we support those with additional language needs and keep everyone up to date about events in the pipeline.
Newsround March 2020
In March 2020, Newsround interviewed some of our EAL pupils to discuss their experience of joining the English education system with little or no English. Sadly, due to the daily announcements of Coronavirus, it did not get aired. However, we did capture a few moments of the experience where children had the opportunity to be ‘miked up’, interviewed and blinded by the dazzling studio lighting!
Language of the Month
- Language of the Month 2020
January South Korean February Pakistan Arabic March Ethiopia April School closed due to COVID-19 Lockdown May School closed due to COVID-19 Lockdown June School closed due to COVID-19 Lockdown July School closed due to COVID-19 Lockdown August School closed due to COVID-19 Lockdown September October November December
- Language of the Month 2019
January Cantonese February Russian March Greek April Polish May Farsi June Turkish July Mandarin August Indian Punjabi September Urdu October Kurdish November Latvian December Afghanistan