Advanced Bilingual Learners


Advanced Bilingual Learners

Faculty of Inclusion


Staff

Ms E Gebremeskel

Ethos

The Advanced Bilingual Learners intervention plays an important role in the success of pupils at St Peter's. The school is truly multi-cultural. More than 75% of the pupils have cultural roots in more than 60 different countries (African countries; Asia, including China; as well as Eastern Europe) and speak more than 60 different languages.

This intervention is enthusiastic, friendly and supportive and will take place within lessons so students still continue to follow the main curriculum. A few students may have intervention built into their timetables (small groups or 1-1) for a short period of time in order to significantly enhance their oral and written English to a level where they can access the curriculum.

Aims

Our aims are:

  • To provide a 'haven', where new arrivals and vulnerable pupils feel welcomed and safe
  • To support the learning of pupils in the classroom, in small groups and individually
  • Develop skills in oral and written English
  • Mentor and advise pupils on academic and pastoral issues
  • To promote equality of opportunity

 

Interventions that take place:

SEMH

· School councillor

· Sports mentor

· Girl’s network

· Horticulture

· Rainbow

· Breakfast club

· Thrive in Education

· Community Thrive

· Mentors

· Nurture groups

· Lunch time clubs

· Time-out passes

· Inclusion sports

· Music lessons

· Self-esteem sessions

· DoE

· Trips

· Residential trips

· College transition

· Year 6-7 transition

· Special arrangements for exams

· Chaplaincy

· BMX sessions

· Fidget toys

· CAMHS

· School nurse

· 42nd street – counselling

 

Cognition and learning

· Lexia

· Reading mentors – Year 10/11

· Reading mentors – TAs

· Catch-up numeracy

· Catch-up literacy

· Small group support

· Phonics

· In-class support

· 1-1 English and Maths sessions

· Homework sessions

· Library access for homework after school

· EAL support

· National Tuition programme

· Handwriting

· Assessments for dyslexia, dyscalculia and visual stress

· Cognitive assessments

· Educational Psychology time

· GL assessments

 

Communication and interaction

· Speech and language therapy: 1-1 and small groups

· Lego therapy

· Social communication groups

· Zones of regulation

· Horticulture

· Residential trips

· Inclusion sports

· College

· Transition: KS2-3 and KS4-5

· Lunch time club

· Friends of Resource Provision

· Time-out passes

· 5-minute passes

· Homework club

· In-class support

· Craft sessions

· Sensory circuit

· Trips

· PHSE sessions

 

Sensory and physical

· Residential trips

· Inclusion sports

· Sensory circuit

· Physiotherapy

· Visual support – in-class support

· Hearing support – in-class support

· Hearing support from outside agencies

· 1-1 support

· Manual lifting

· Key-fobs for lifts

· Occupational therapy

· School nurse