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Welcoming new arrivals

Information on welcoming new arrivals, initial meetings with parents and classroom preparations can be found on our new arrivals page.

Working with newly arrived pupils – the silent period

English as an Additional Language (EAL) pupils may exhibit a ‘silent period’ – a natural stage when learning a language. See our advice on working with newly arrived pupils and strategies for tackling the silent period.


Useful links

Top 5 links for EAL teachers

National strategies – learning and teaching for bilingual children in primary years