FOI Request - EAL Support

Request 101000306794

Request on levels of funding dedicated to English as an Additional Language (EAL) provision:

1. What number of pupils within your local authority require EAL support?

2. What percentage is this of the overall school population?

3. What is the current average spend per pupil in:
a. Nursery
b. Primary
c. Secondary?

4. What is the current average additional spend per pupil on dedicated EAL provision in:
a. Nursery
b. Primary
c. Secondary?

5. What strategies are in place to respond to the needs of children and young people who are new to the Scottish education system?

Response 18-12-2014

1.

 

Nursery School

Primary School

Secondary School

Total

Total

Advisory service

76

 

 

 

76

Supported

 

119

47

166

166

Termly monitored

 

63

27

90

90

Annually monitored

 

34

41

75

75

Total

76

216

115

331

407

School Roll

703

6787

5280

12067

12770

2.

 

Nursery School

Primary School

Secondary School

Total Primary & Secondary

Total Nursery, Primary, Secondary

Advisory

10.8%

 

 

 

0.6%

Supported

 

1.8%

0.9%

1.4%

1.3%

Termly monitored

 

0.9%

0.5%

0.7%

0.7%

Annually monitored

 

0.5%

0.8%

0.6%

0.6%

Total EAL

10.8%

3.2%

2.2%

2.7%

3.2%

3.  

a. Nursery        £4530

b. Primary        £3142

c. Secondary    £4808

4.  

£641.52 per pupil across all ages.

Please note that the average additional spend per pupil on dedicated EAL Provision just takes the EAL budget and is divided by the total of supported pupils (407), this doesn't take into account the level of support whether it's supported,  termly or annually monitored or if there is different levels of support in Nursery, Primary or Secondary.

5.

Strategies used are assessment followed by appropriate support from EAL staff and bilingual staff, either in class or in tutorial groups, depending on age and level of English.

Initially by identifying bilingual learners’ strengths and weaknesses and assisting class teachers in providing appropriate and adequate support for the English language required by bilingual pupils for access to the curriculum.

By working in co-operation with the class teacher in planning, delivering and evaluating the curriculum.

By advising on the suitability of resources across the curriculum.

By providing English language support in anti-discriminatory ways within the context of the mainstream classroom and ensuring equality of opportunity.

By supporting the school in developing awareness of cultural differences and their possible effect on the curriculum.

By involving parents, where possible, in supporting their child’s learning and providing annual reports on their progress, based on on-going assessment.

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