COMMUNITY

EAL CHAMPION SCHOOL

Horizon Community College has a rapidly-growing, significant and diverse EAL student population, which is a new trend within Barnsley MBC. Our ethos promotes a welcoming, inclusive, safe and stress-free environment within College and the students’ bilingualism (and sometimes multilingualism) is recognised as a positive part of their intellectual development.

We provide additional opportunities for the students to use their home language to support their learning and development of English together with promoting British Values.

If you would like to know more about our EAL offer, or you are a school EAL lead and would like support developing your provision then contact info@horizoncc.co.uk

Induction

Introduction to English

EAL students are initially assessed for their English language ability using the Oxford Online Placement Test. Individual plans are subsequently put in place for appropriate, targeted language support if the assessment identifies a specific need. EAL students are taught by a specialised team following the Headway English course.

New Arrivals

New Arrivals

All new arrivals including refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants from overseas have the right to enjoy a welcoming, inclusive, safe and stress-free environment within College. Horizon Community College promotes a cohesive, inclusive admissions process and a common induction programme to ensure they settle swiftly and engage fully in the College community.

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

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Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10

Review Meetings

Review Meeting

EAL induction review meeting are arranged with parents/carers, School Team and EAL Co-ordinator 6-8 weeks after the new arrival has started. The review meeting is to ensure an effective home-school partnership is established, tackle any anxieties and assess the student’s further needs.

GCSE Information

Board
Language
Exam (YEAR)
AQA
Bengali
From 2019
AQA
Chinese (Mandarin)
From 2019
AQA
German
From 2019
AQA
Hebrew (Biblical) and Hebrew (Modern)
From 2019
AQA
Italian
From 2019
AQA
Panjabi
From 2019
AQA
Polish
From 2019
AQA
Urdu
From 2019
EDEXCEL
Arabic
From 2019
EDEXCEL
Hebrew (Biblical)
From 2020
EDEXCEL
Chinese
From 2019
EDEXCEL
Greek
From 2019
EDEXCEL
Gujarati
From 2020
EDEXCEL
Italian
From 2019
EDEXCEL
Japanese
From 2019
EDEXCEL
Persian
From 2020
EDEXCEL
Portuguese
From 2020
EDEXCEL
Russian
From 2019
EDEXCEL
Turkish
From 2020
EDEXCEL
Urdu
From 2019