The QEGS EAL (English as an additional language) unit supports pupils and students who are new arrivals to the UK and whose first language is not English.  For the month of January, the unit has been recognised by Across Cultures as one of the top 20 globally for their levels of engagement.

The organisation, which has over 500 member schools across the world, provides intervention for pupils and students aged 6-18 years old, via the ‘Learning Village’ platform.

Mrs Frost, Head of Learning Support, explained: “It was a lovely surprise to hear that our EAL unit has been named in the top 20 worldwide for engagement. Our pupils and students work so hard and this recognition is only possible because of their excellent approach to learning.

“It is also testament to the dedication and hard work of our EAL staff, Mrs Qarini and Mrs Nazakotova. This would be an excellent achievement in any normal school year, so to achieve this during a pandemic is fantastic and really highlights their resilience.”

Whilst the school remains closed for most children during the national lockdown, vulnerable or children of critical workers are continuing to attend school, including many pupils and students who access our EAL unit.

Well done to our EAL pupils and students, keep up the good work!