English as Additional Language

EAL Department

Mrs Edhah

Mrs Edhah

EAL Co-ordinator, Home School Liaison & Language Development Support

Mrs Bagail

Mrs Bagail

EAL Teaching Assistant

At Colley Lane we celebrate the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of all learners. Colley Lane recognises and values the home languages and cultural backgrounds of pupils who are learning English as an additional language (EAL). As a school, we value bilingualism and see it as a positive strength. EAL pupils make a valuable contribution to all aspects of our school life.

All of our children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) are taught in an inclusive and stimulating environment. Class teachers use a range of strategies to ensure children with EAL are able to access the learning and curriculum whether they are Advanced Bilingual Learners (ABL) or New to English (NtE). The children are able to socialise and interact with their peers who speak English fluently which allows them to learn the language quickly.

The progress and attainment of all EAL learners in reading, writing and Mathematics is closely monitored by the Class Teacher, the EAL Lead and Management to ensure they are doing as well as they can.

At our school we recognise that we are lucky to have pupils from a range of backgrounds, who speak a variety of languages. This adds to and enriches the culture of our school.

If your child is New to English Mrs Edhah (the EAL Co ordinator) will meet with you to make sure you have all the information you need about the school. Mrs Edhah will also find out all about your child’s educational background to ensure your child is well supported and their needs are addressed as well as ensuring your child has a smooth transition into their new class.

We have a ‘New arrivals’ program for these children and their families. This program clearly lays out the procedures that need to be followed once a child is offered a place. The program covers the induction and support for newly arrived bilingual pupils.

Most EAL pupils needing additional support do not have Special Educational Needs (SEN). Should SEN be identified, EAL pupils have equal access to schools SEN provision. If EAL pupils are identified as Gifted and Talented, they have equal access to the school’s provision.


Colley lane are committed to supporting our parents and the Community. The following Courses are currently offered to our parents. If there are any other courses you wish to be offered, then please see Mrs Edhah who will gladly look into it.

Name of Course Day Tutor Place Start Date
Maths for Beginners Every Monday
Lucy Wilcock DT Room 28th September 2020
ESOL Every Tuesday
Vanessa Wade EAL Room 29th September 2020
Functional English Every Wednesday
Karen Dart DT Room 30th September 2020
Functional Maths Every Thursday
Lillian Goodwin DT Room 1st October 2020

You will need to bring in a form of ID/Residency Documents on the enrolment day & complete an enrolment form.

EAL Documents

Adult Learning Letter

Updated on: 21/09/2020

Our Success 2019

Updated on: 07/10/2019

Supporting New to English

Updated on: 26/03/2019

Reading Leaflet (English)

Updated on: 26/03/2019

Reading Leaflet (Arabic)

Updated on: 26/03/2019

Speaking in your Home Language

Updated on: 26/03/2019

Support your Child with Reading

Updated on: 26/03/2019

Adult & Community Learning Prospectus 2019

Updated on: 03/09/2019


Sentence Monkey

Learn english kids british council

Scholastic word girl synonym

Learning games for kids vocabulary games

Topmarks vocabulary

Abcy synonym

Learn english kids british council word games

Brainpop english

Oxford learning dictionary word list

Phonics Play

Maths - Hit the button

Timestables topmarks

We are proud to be rated 'good' by ofsted.

The inspection team recognises that:

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