English as an Additional Language

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  • At Woking High School we believe that every student has a right to a good education and we seek to ensure that all students, including EAL students, can access the curriculum.

    In order to provide EAL students with the appropriate support to suit them and their needs we assess language proficiency and discuss prior learning with parents to ascertain each individual's educational background of the student. We then use the information to create a programme of support and intervention, if needed, tailored to the individual student’s needs.

    Some of the support strategies we use on a regular basis include:

    • 1 to 1 support with a qualified adult;
    • Group withdrawal;
    • Homework club run by staff who speak other languages such as Polish, Punjabi and Urdu;
    • Peer-mentoring;
    • Adult support in class;
    • Various translation tools;
    • Preparation for GCSE through small group intervention;
    • A wide variety of classroom strategies such as vocabulary lists, visual stimuli, buddying with other first language speakers, recordings, etc.

    The academic progress of all students, including EAL students, is closely monitored and reported on; however, we also work very closely with students to support them in other interests that they might have such as music, sports and drama.



    The Department for Education have translated their guidance for parents and carers with children in nursery, school, or college in the autumn term.

    The guidance is now available in the following languages:





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Morton Road

Horsell, Woking

Surrey, GU21 4TJ

Tel: 01483 888 447

PA to Headteacher, Mrs A Mercer

Email: info@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk

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