At Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy, we believe that the success and achievement of pupils depends upon a clearer understanding of their social, cultural and language background. We celebrate the fact that we are a multicultural academy and our aim is to fully include all pupils. We provide a stimulating learning environment, across the whole curriculum, which maximises individual potential and ensures that pupils of all cultures are well equipped to meet the challenges of our education. We encourage pupils to bring their culture into the classroom and welcome the knowledge, culture and language which bilingual pupils bring to the academy.
We have a diverse language pool at Edward Worlledge, we have pupils on roll whose home language is Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Hungarian, Latvian, Romanian, Croatian and Tamil.
During recent months pupils who use EAL may have experienced many disruptions to their teaching and learning. The Bell Foundation offer guidance and resources to support EAL families following an unprecedented period of school closures.
The Bell Foundation – options available on website to translate into different languages.
https://worldstories.org.uk/ – free access to online books in many languages, seem to be for fluent readers
https://www.storynory.com/ – lots of stories read aloud with text available to follow for more fluent readers
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/eal-inclusion-teaching-resources/new-starter-eal-inclusion-teaching-resources/dual-language-inclusion-teaching-resources – starter packs for various languages; there are also ebooks in different languages
www.agendaweb.org – loads of options for young and old – the first thing I found were vocab multiple choice activities, where the vocab is in categories e.g. farm animals
https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/ – this is user friendly. Games to learn simple sentence structure e.g. questions. The games read the sentences to you after you have built them.
https://www.funenglishgames.com/ – enormous amounts of stuff here – ideas and free worksheets for teachers; online games and videos