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

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

Story telling in other languages