EAL (English as an additional language)

At Springfield Junior School we have a  percentage of children who between them speak 15 different languages.

Many of these children recieve EAL Support to develop and enhance their English Language skills. Listed here are the following languages which our EAL children speak:

  • Chinese
  • Romanian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Portuguese
  • Bengali
  • Arabic
  • Tagalog
  • German
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Punjabi
  • Kurdish
  • Urdu

By supporting these children we aim to help them achieve their full acedmeic potential. Being bilingual is an advantage and maintaining first langauge skills is vital for cognitive development.  Acknowledging and celebrating pupils’ culture and religion is important to us and enriches the whole school.

For further information on our EAL provision, please contact Jackie Seale on 01473 741300.