St Hugh’s Catholic Primary School is rich in cultural diversity. We welcome all our English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners.

We aim to: 

  • Welcome the cultural, linguistic and educational experiences pupils with EAL contribute to the school. 
  • Ensure strategies are in place to support pupils with EAL. 
  • Enable pupils with EAL to become confident, and to acquire the language skills needed to reach their full academic potential.  

Our strategic objectives are to: 

  • Provide a welcoming atmosphere for newly arrived pupils with EAL. 
  • Assess the skills and needs of pupils with EAL. 
  • Gather accurate information regarding children’s backgrounds, cultures and abilities. 
  • Equip teachers and support staff with the necessary skills, resources and knowledge to support pupils with EAL. 
  • Use all available resources to raise the attainment of pupils with EAL. 
  • Systematically monitor pupils’ progress, and adapt policies and procedures accordingly.  
  • Ensure all children’s languages, cultures and identities are represented in classrooms and throughout the school.  
  • Maximise opportunities to model the fluent use of English.  
  • Ensure pupils with EAL are acknowledged for their skills in their own languages.  

For more information please click on our English as an Additional Language Policy