Susannah Haygarth, Language and Literacy Coordinator at Chorlton High School in Manchester, shares how they meet, assess and integrate new arrivals and what they gained from the EAL Quality Mark assessment.
The EAL Quality Mark is based on a school’s self-evaluation of its EAL provision. It is an award made to schools on their achievements in meeting the needs of pupils learning English as an additional language.
It is available as a bronze, silver or gold award, allowing schools the opportunity to re-visit the award and build on their practice over time. Any school with pupils on roll who are learning English as an additional language is eligible to apply.