EAL

A pupil who has English as an Additional Language is a pupil whose first language is not English, and who uses that language on a regular basis inside or outside of school.

Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL) have full access to mainstream provision regardless of their proficiency in English. Where necessary, additional support will be given to improve acquisition of English.

EAL pupils are not considered to have a Special Educational Need, but are seen to benefit from the ability to live and learn in more than one language. Differentiated work and individual learning opportunities are provided for children who are learning EAL as part of our provision for vulnerable learners.

Admissions to school: No pupil will be refused admission on the basis of ethnicity or EAL. Pupils who have EAL will be admitted under the same criteria as any other pupil applying for a school place. Where parents do not speak English, we endeavour to provide oral and written information and help in first language which will facilitate the admission process and provide key information about our school.

Please use the 'select language' link at the top of the home page to translate the website into another language. 

Safe

A safe and supportive environment; safe from hurt by others, in what they say or do; safe to learn within an enquiring environment; encouraging creativity, and a questioning mind.

Smart

Smart ways of thinking and learning, behaving and the way in which we present ourselves, as a member of Gainsborough School.

Smiley

Treat others as you wish to be treated, help each other to be happy within school, greet others with a smile, help to create a happy and enthusiastic place to learn.

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