Congratulations to one of our member schools Gladstone Primary.
Such great news to hear. We are very pleased to be in the background supporting all of their hard work and being one of the resources used by teachers to support and develop their children’s language learning.
Equally pleasing is seeing the head teacher talk about the benefits of supporting a bilingual education which is the start of the educational culture change which so many schools with our support are now embracing.
Today thanks to the summers improved SATS results where schools are achieving level 4 for all children including their EAL cohort, and these continuing stories of improved results the knowledge of how to use a child’s bilingualism to develop their English literacy and academic language faster hopefully will ensure this tide will continue to turn.
Many Schools all around the UK are now made up of children with a wider variety of languages as their first language and this schools list of spoken languages is not dissimilar to what you could find in any other UK town. Languages at Gladstone include
358 of the 440 pupils were raised speaking Punjabi Urdu, according to Department for Education figures. Another 23 are fluent in Dari, which is used in Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan. There are 15 Lithuanians and 11 Latvians, while other languages include Portuguese, Polish, Slovakian, Czech, Gujarati, Russian, German, Pashto, French, Arabic and four African dialects
For us this is great news as from this list we can support the school with Urdu, Lithuanian, Latvian, Portuguese, Polish, Slovakian, Czech, Gujarati, German, French and Arabic with our low cost systems that teachers and members of the school community can access 24/7. Giving them and our other member schools the support they need when they need it.
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