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At The Gardens School we provide extra language support for new learners of English.
Children with an English language learning need are mainly taught by their classroom teacher but can also receive additional support from experienced Teacher Aides, supported by Diane Bull, the specialist English Language teacher.
Your child may be given extra English language learning support if:
This is hands-on learning for students who need help and support with learning basic commands and names of common objects in English. This programme provides practical language experiences.
The Baseline English Extension Programme (BEEP)
The main focus of this ESOL programme is to develop and extend each student’s English skills. To do this, the students work with a teacher aide or specialist English Language teacher in small groups, for speaking and listening, reading and writing tasks. This programme includes the development of vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure and grammar.
The Literacy/ESOL programme is closely monitored and assessed throughout the year. Your child may also receive additional help within their classroom.
The specialist English Language teacher/Teacher Aide will work with the classroom teacher in class to provide additional support with listening, speaking reading and writing.
At The Gardens School, the use of digital technology is integrated into the teaching and learning programme. Students may use iPads to enrich or extend their vocabulary and understanding of the English Language. Other students may be enrolled in the Study Ladder programme which provides another opportunity for them to consolidate their learning.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to know more about the Literacy/ESOL programme.