Important Notice

For the attention of all EGA Parents

Wednesday 29th March 2017, 5:30pm - 7pm - Year 11 Parent's Evening - All Parents are welcome to attend.

Last day of Term - Friday 31st March 2017, please note students will be dismissed at 12:10pm. Please read our PDF iconEnd of Term Letter for more information.

Easter Half Term Break commences 01st April 2017 - 17th April 2017.

Staff Inset Day - Tuesday 18th April 2017, The school will be closed to all students. School resumes as normal Wednesday 19th April 2017, 8:20am.

Reminder: Please sign Student Planners! One of the easiest ways of keeping in touch with your child’s progress is to make sure that you have signed their planner. You can leave notes in the planner if you wish to communicate with your child’s tutor or subject teachers and keep an eye on how much homework  is being set.

We monitor our student’s planners every week and, when we see your signature, we know that we are supporting each other with your child’s education.


Welcome to Evelyn Grace Academy’s English as an Additional Language Department

Our vision is to fully equip pupils with the linguistic and cultural skills required to enhance their learning, and support their integration into modern British culture.  Our goal is to challenge and empower pupils to confidently undertake language related tasks – maximising their academic potential. To achieve this, we support staff in developing a range of strategies in making their subject accessible to EAL pupils – thus supporting the inclusive ethos of Evelyn Grace Academy.

Head of Department is Mrs. J. Bragahi
Supported by:

Ms. M. Lue-Cooper

Mr. J. Agard

Withdrawal classes

We provide intense tailored withdrawal classes for beginner English speakers, and targeted pupils with a focus on the four skills:  speaking and listening, reading and writing. Our aim is for pupils to acquire English rapidly and accurately – giving them a sound foundation to access the curriculum and excel.

In-class support

Our professional EAL staff provide invaluable in-class support for targeted pupils.


Our team offers advice on differentiation for EAL pupils, provides exemplars of differentiated material and co-plans lessons with teachers.

We provide access to a range of enrichment activities for all year groups including:

  • Homework Club
  • Lunch-time Reading

How to support your child:

  • Ensure that your child has a bilingual dictionary.  
  • Encourage your child to read books in English and have your child read to you every day for at least ten minutes.  Have your child listen to the radio and watch informative television programmes – in English and discuss them.
  • Check your child’s homework, read over it.  Ensure that your child has used a dictionary to help with vocabulary and spellings. 
  • Do not hesitate to contact us with any query you may have regarding your child’s progress

Remember our motivation is your child’s success.