Primary School

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English as an Additional Language

Support for children with English as an Additional Language


At Marshgate we strongly believe speaking more than one language is an asset.  As a school with over thirty languages spoken we are proud of our diversity.  Through teaching and learning we provide extra support to achieve fluency if required.  Support is provided within the classroom through carefully planned activities and at times children who are new may work in smaller groups with a qualified support teacher as well as receiving specific support in class to integrate fully into the school community and fully access the excellent learning within Marshgate.


We are very proud of our language learning curriculum at Marshgate. We have taught French in the classroom from Year 1 to Year 6 for the past eleven years, long before teaching languages became a compulsory subject. From September 2014, it is now a legal requirement that all primary schools teach a foreign language to key stage 2. We welcome this and will continue to provide fun, engaging and interactive sessions from key stage 1 to ensure we instil an appreciation and love for another culture and language.