The Department of Education definition of a pupil with English as an Additional one ‘who has been exposed to a language other than English during early childhood and continues to be exposed to this language in the home or the community.’
The latest school census 2020 data indicates that there are more than 1.6 million pupils in the UK recorded as having English as an additional language, this equates to 19.5% of the overall pupil population.
English as an additional language covers a diverse group and will include pupils:
The Equality Diversity Inclusion Team (EDIT) offer consultancy, advice, support and training (both bespoke and through CPD online) to help staff in schools meet the needs of all EAL pupils.
EDIT also offer 1-1 pupil and group support to individual EAL pupils who need extra input to accelerate progress and reduce the gap between this group of learners and others.
For more details and information on how EDIT can help, please click one of the boxes below.