EALS

teacherWe are fortunate to have pupils in our school who are bilingual, that is they speak two or more languages. We seek to encourage the bilingual pupils to use and develop their first language as much as possible as we know it supports their learning and enriches and strengthens the school.


We are assisted in the school by East Dunbartonhsire's English as an Additional Language Service. This is a team of specially trained teachers who work co-operatively with the teachers to support the learning of the bilingual pupils.   A teacher will visit during the school  week to work with pupils usually in a group, on a variety of activities involving talking, listening, reading and writing.