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English as an additional language

The provision for children with English as an additional language is incorporated into the policy for children with additional needs. At Belvedere it is crucial to analyse data and identify underachievement and attendance issues. This is illustrated through the meticulous action planning and review of the school development plan.

All policies advise staff on the arrangements and specialist resources for supporting children at the early stages of learning English. The rigorous lesson observation schedule pays particular attention to children with English as an additional language, to support staff in improving the quality of teaching. The school uses the borough’s specialist resources for assessing the base line achievement of new arrivals.