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EAL

Priorslee Academy is a primary school in Telford where around a 22.6% of pupils have English as an additional language or are exposed to an additional language at home.   

                                                                                                    

                                                                   

At Priorslee Academy we strive to constantly celebrate the multilingual, multicultural and multi-faith school community. Our school community helps us to reinforce key messages, values, and are one of our most valuable educational resources.  The EAL and SEND teams work together to ensure there is no confusion between EAL and SEND. The induction of new arrivals is the responsibility of the EAL Subject Leads Miss Burton and Mrs Emery, and is designed to address they social, emotional and academic needs of pupils.

Induction for each pupil is flexible. The length varies according to the individual pupil’s needs, but all new arrivals are allowed at least a week to settle into their new class and find new friends before joining a rigorous programme that reinforces the social English they are learning from other pupils and teaches them explicitly about the English needed for the primary curriculum.