English as an Additional Language Service (EALS)


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1. What is EALS?

We are a team of specialist EAL teachers and Bilingual Support Officers (BSO). We work with pupils who have English as an additional language to help them access the curriculum and fully integrate in to school life. We work with pupils from the Foundation Stage, KS1-4 and post-16.

We have BSOs speaking 17 of the languages spoken by pupils in East Sussex: Arabic, Bengali,  Bulgarian, Cantonese, Farsi, Italian, Kurdish Sorani, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

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