English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Ladybridge is a truly multicultural school with students from 50 different countries in attendance. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds. As well as our British population, we count among our numbers: EU Migrants; Refugees; those seeking asylum; and British-born children who speak a language other than English at home. Around 55 different languages are spoken by our students.

The role of the school’s EAL department is not only to welcome and integrate new arrivals, but to support and challenge them across all curriculum areas. We aim to promote English language acquisition alongside academic achievement.

We recognise the difference in children’s backgrounds and circumstances and offer support through a fusion of taught English lessons, focused intervention sessions, in-class support, differentiated resources and personalised curriculums. We believe that our approach allows each of our students to access an enjoyable, useful and successful school experience.

Members of the EAL Support Team:

Ms C Gresty
HLTA for EAL

Mrs K Newcombe
HLTA for EAL

Mrs M Cunada-Bellido
EAL Intervention Lead

Mr A Rubbani 
EAL Intervention Lead

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