English as an Additional Language Service (EALS)

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DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

Access  key information and resources to support East Sussex schools during the COVID-19 situation, including any SEND-specific information available - Including updated (28 May) DfE guidance about recording of attendance.

1. What is EALS?

EALS provides support to primary and secondary school pupils (KS1 – KS4) whose first or home language is not English and where this poses a barrier to their education and makes them vulnerable to underachievement. The support is provided to pupils by EAL teachers and Bilingual Support Officers (BSOs) in the mainstream school settings helping them to improve their English and to achieve their full potential.

EALS do not support pre-school and Reception children in mainstream schools - these children would be supported the Early Years Service.

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