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More information on English as an Additional Language

Campion has pupils with heritages from across the world. Our EAL (English as an additional language) department works hard to make sure that pupils who are new to English or who do not have full fluency in English have the support they need to feel secure in school, to access the curriculum and to achieve the highest possible results in examinations.

Where we believe that specific EAL lessons are required, small classes of between 1 and 6 pupils are timetabled. Lessons are designed around the needs of each pupil, focusing on the development of the four key English Language skills: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Regular assessments take place to monitor progress and cross-curricular support is provided where necessary. As soon as the pupils' English reaches an agreed level, they are able to transfer to mainstream English classes and each pupil is considered on an individual basis.

The EAL department at Campion School has a specialised team of qualified teachers and teaching assistants, who have a wealth of experience in helping these pupils integrate into the wider school community.