Families with English as an additional language (EAL)
Over 50% of children at Malden Manor speak English as an Additional Language (EAL). Over 30 languages are spoken by children at the school, with highest numbers speaking Urdu, Korean, Arabic and Tamil.
A wide range of other languages are spoken by children in smaller numbers. Children with EAL at Malden Manor learn English alongside curriculum subjects, mainly in class, and usually make very good progress.
Children learning to speak English as an Additional Language are assessed for their needs in learning English when they begin at Malden Manor. When a child needs additional help in learning English, class teachers plan activities that enable children to become confident in speaking, reading and writing English in the classroom.
Miss Cathy Johnstone is the teacher who oversees the progress of children learning English as an Additional Language, and provides extra support if necessary. We also have a number of Teaching Assistants (TAs) who give additional support to children learning English.
Mrs Eunsook Esgate is a Teaching Assistant who supports children through the school who are learning English. She also speaks Korean.
Ms J Bowles is the Governor with responsibility for EAL and Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMA).
Malden Manor runs a range of workshops and Family Learning courses, specifically designed for parents and children to learn English together. Miss Johnstone also holds regular drop-in sessions for families learning English to come and ask questions and receive information about supporting children with school work and learning English. Please ask the at the school office for further information about these, or to make an appointment.
The school also provides a range of information and support materials translated into our most commonly spoken languages, some of which are available on the school website. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please ask at the school office.
Please find support material in our most commonly spoken languages in the left hand column of this page, all of which are downloadable. There are also many other support materials for children to use on the EAL Pupil Page.
Please click here to downlaod a Key Information Booklet in English & Korean. This provides more detailed information about how the school runs and the way we support children and families who are learning English, more languages will follow.