“How was your day today?”
“Did more colouring. It's so boring! When will the real learning begin?”
Sadly, this is a conversation many parents and EAL children have up and down the country.
Too often, EAL students are withdrawn from mainstream classes or given basic work to do because their level of education is not investigated or is misinterpreted. This destroys the students’ self-confidence and belief and many are prevented from reaching their potential.
Pupils should be put into mainstream education with intervention whenever required.