English Language Support (ELS) in the Secondary School makes provision for the needs of second language students of English within the school. The support offered takes various forms and is delivered by specialist teachers of English as a Second Language. Our initial concern is to foster the acquisition of survival language to enable students to cope with the practical aspects of class and school life and to function socially. Once basic structure and vocabulary are in place, our next aim is to assist students in acquiring the necessary spoken and written language to function fully in the mainstream academic programme.
The ELS programme focuses on in-class support in the core mainstream classes. Students receiving this support will also be taught English as a subject within the school's Language B Faculty.