The British International Primary School aims to support the wide variety of learning needs and abilities of our children in daily classroom lessons and activities. Our teachers are experienced in working with children for whom English is a new language and pupils are grouped for core lessons to ensure appropriate levels of academic challenge for both able learners and children in need of extra support and consolidation of their learning.
In addition, we have an Individual Needs Department that supports learning throughout the school in a number of ways.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Children who are new to the English language, or who have limited experience of English, are assessed by our specialist EAL teacher and provided with intensive, small-group language teaching. The aim is to enable children to integrate fully into normal classroom activities as quickly as possible.
Children with intermediate language skills are monitored, and support is given where necessary. For older children this may take the form of in-class support with specific vocabulary development during subject or themed based teaching.
Our experience is that children new to the English language thrive with the support provided both in class and in small-group teaching and usually integrate quickly into school activities, both socially and academically.