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  • "Pupils make strong progress across year groups in reading, writing and mathematics." (OFSTED 2018)
  • "Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the quality of education. They believe that their children are happy and safe, and make good progress." (OFSTED 2018)
  • "Teachers have high expectations of pupils. This ensures that pupils are motivated to pay attention and work hard." (OFSTED 2018)
  • "Pupils' progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics is strong across all year groups." (OFSTED 2018)
  • "The early years foundation stage provides a very effective springboard into Year 1." (OFSTED 2018)
  • "Staff and pupils have strong relationships built on mutual respect. Pupils are adamant about treating all people equally." (OFSTED 2018)

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 Linkins, SENDco on 01732 462221 or email via office@dunton-green.kent.sch.uk.