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  • "Provision in the Early Years is Good" (OFSTED 2016)
  • "Parents are appreciative of the welcoming approach of the new headteacher and staff." (OFSTED 2016)
  • "The school successfully promotes pupils' good personal development and welfare." (OFSTED 2016)
  • "The list of clubs is impressive, with pupils having opportunities to learn, among other sports, judo, break-dancing, tennis and football."
  • "Parents value how happy their children are at school." (OFSTED 2016)

English as an Additional Language

Definition

The government’s definition of a bilingual learner is that it refers to any pupils who use or have access to more than one language at home or at school.

EAL Register

When your child commences with Dunton Green Primary School, you will be provided with a form requesting details about your EAL status.  This will help us define if your child is actually an EAL pupil. 

Benefits of being an EAL pupil

If you’re child uses or has access to more than one language at home and you declare this on the form, then your child will benefit from:-

  • Extra funding for school provision
  • Allocation of specialists from the Inclusion Support Service Kent County Council (ISSK) to help families with translators
  • Special support in school by ISSK such as observations and how to improve our provision to suit your child more
  • Cultural Awareness Days to celebrate children and families from other countries
  • Extra provision for SAT’s such as transcripts
  • Raised awareness to develop a better understanding of your child’s needs and their learning potential
  • EAL students often have high learning potential due to their ability to switch between two or more languages

If you consider your child has EAL status and you would like to discuss this further, then please contact your class teacher or Mrs Rose, Inclusion Manager on 01732 462221 or c.rose@dunton-green.kent.sch.uk.  We are very lucky to have Mrs Rose who specialised in supporting EAL children cross a range of schools in London, so brings with her a wealth of expertise.