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Colchester Academy

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

For students who require EAL interventions there are four levels of intervention and the programmes are accessed through a number of assessments including the Acquisition of English assessment and half-termly reviews.

When an EAL student arrives in the school they complete the following assessments:

  • Assessment of English Acquisition: stages 1-4
  • Reading tasks
  • Writing tasks
  • Maths tasks
  • EAL questionnaire

Depending on their need a student may access one of the following provisions:

  • Buddy system
  • Homework club
  • Spell zone – form time
  • EAL LSA support in lessons
  • Individualised timetable with ESOL tutor:
  •      Reading and Spelling Programme;
  •      Alpha Phonics Language Programme;
  •      Alpha Language Programme;
  •      Beta Language Programme
  • Academic English

Student progress is reviewed half-termly through intervention feedback, a review of the Acquisition of English assessment and half-termly progress checks. The EAL interventions are reviewed half-termly. There is termly tracking to monitor the impact and effectiveness of the interventions.