This week is Good News week as we say in school. OFSTED have been into a school where EMASUK resources are used on a daily basis to support EAL children.
We say Well Done and Congratulations to the Head, staff, pupils and parents of the school it is such a brilliant community there so their Outstanding judgement is very well deserved.
On reading their report we were really pleased to see this under Achievement of Pupils
Personal help and effective use of a versatile computer programme which supports pupils –and parents –who are at the early stages of learning English enables them to make excellent progress in English. These pupils make better progress than similar pupils, nationally.
Also they were generous to say this
Under achievement of Pupils
Pupils who join the school mid-way through their school career, disabled pupils and those who have special education needs make better progress than their peers nationally. This is because regular checks are made to see how well they are doing and they receive additional support to move learning on when necessary.
Under Quality of teaching
Teachers and support staff strive to ensure that all pupils, including vulnerable pupils, pupils who speak English as an additional language, disabled pupils and those who have special education needs are fully included and have equal access to the same learning opportunities as other pupils. Systems for supporting pupils who are at the early stages of learning English are well established.
We are particularly pleased with these comments as our ethos has always been to take each child as an individual and move them from where they are to where you need them to be. For EAL pupils use their first language as a tool and support to the second language by using it to bridge the gap. Hence the statement that they have equal access to the same learning opportunities is brilliant.
Through the use of the variety of resources that they had to hand, used appropriately to the individual child’s needs these teachers have ensured the children have not only progressed more than those nationally but had fun when they were doing it.
Again Well Done Everyone
http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/109557 choose May 2013
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Integrated support programme 1
Pre OFSTED Audit, Talking translator, resource library, class of books,product training and wireless tablets starts at £4614.00
Integrated support programme 2
As above but with literacy training for 2.5 hours and 3G and wireless Tablets starts at £6,124.00