Stimulating and engaging EAL learners across the curriculum, enabling them to make accelerated progress

Case Study Reference: #CSN515-813
Published: 01 November 2016

Why this is leading practice

 Adderley demonstrates excellent EAL progress under the wider umbrella of initiatives, such as: an inclusive induction, bespoke language plans, pictorial word prompts, iPad sessions, MFL lessons, differentiated texts, scaffolded Cornerstones curriculum, inspirational educational enrichment visits and many more. We demonstrate a rich, vibrant cross curricular approach. We are committed to promoting inclusion and making a real difference to children’s lives. The school has language ambassadors who support EAL children across the school during lessons and playtimes and support teachers with communication across the curriculum. Adderley promotes a culture of learning for pleasure and all subjects are taught through a holistic approach.

Impact to date

Rationale / Start Point

 All pupils need to feel safe, accepted and valued in order to learn effectively and become successful members of society. For pupils, who are learning English as an additional language, this includes recognising and valuing their home language and background. As a school, we are aware that bilingualism can be a useful learning tool and that all EAL pupils can make a valuable contribution to their school community. We take a whole school approach, including ethos, curriculum and education against racism through Diversity Days. The Language Department, which consists of the Literacy Lead, Language Leader, Reading Manager, Librarian and the EAL TAs, in conjunction with Adderley staff, governors and parents are developing the love of communication to raise attainment in all areas across the school.
The policy and practice actively promote embedding speaking across the curriculum through challenging questioning, tailored language plans and support, linking with the REP theatre and synthetic phonics taught across the school. The positive feedback from the Adderley community and the progress which can be seen in our results have given us the incentive to apply for this award.

Key Strategies

Sustainability and Further Development


Lead Establishment

NameAdderley Primary School
AddressArden Road
West Midlands
B8 1DZ
Web Site
Headteacher / ManagerMrs Rizvana Darr
DCSF Number
Local Authority
Phase of EducationPrimary
Type and Status of ProviderLocal Authority
Awards and Initiatives