KS1/2 EAL – Talking & EAL at Green End Primary

A literacy scheme for EAL pupils benefits the whole school Green End Primary in Burnage, Manchester, has taken a proactive approach to its EAL work that has benefitted the whole school. Two years ago the school went into special measures, with literacy being highlighted as the major concern. Since then, under the leadership of a new headteacher, Lisa Vyas, and her ethnic minority achievement co-ordinator, Rumana Asif, the school has achieved a major turnaround.
Inspired by Ros Wilson’s Big Writing concept they developed their own strategies for delivering literacy across Key Stages 1 and 2. Aimed primarily at their 50% EAL pupils they quickly discovered that all pupils responded well to this initiative and as a result the school’s SATs results have noticeably improved. Rumana sums it up by saying ‘it’s so inclusive because what’s good practice for our EAL children is good practice for all.’

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