English as an Additional Language or Dialect at St Gerard's Catholic Primary School

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English as an Additional Language or Dialect

At St Gerard's Catholic Primary School we welcome students whose first language is a language or dialect other than English (EAL/D) and who require additional support to assist them to develop proficiency in English.

We recognise that you are your child’s first and most important educator and children strongly benefit being able to speak, read and write the home language of their parents or main carer: it is important for their sense of identity and belonging, and it will help them to succeed at school.

Beginning to learn English after learning their first language can take time, but here at St Gerard’s we are committed to to work with each and every one of our EAL/D students to meet their needs.