Shaftesbury Junior School

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EAL Lower School

Miss Bashir works with children in years 3 and 4,

delivering support in class based English lessons and gives vocabulary support across the curriculum.


Here at Shaftesbury Junior School, we have over 4o languages spoken. Children are supported in small groups within a classroom environment. They have differentiated studies to support access to the curriculum. Class based teaching assistants, along with quality first teaching are supporting the language development of our lower school pupils. 

EAL learners benefit from being provided with additional contextual support to help them make sense of the information conveyed to them in English. The use of images and graphic organisers (e.g. diagrams, grids, charts, timelines, mind maps) are used alongside Widgits, which support both visually and pictorially.