Anderton Park Primary is located in Birmingham and welcomes pupils from France, Italy, and all over Europe. There are currently 39 home languages spoken at the school, as 87% of the school’s pupils are learning English as an additional language. Claire Evans, deputy headteacher of the school, told us most pupils who arrive don’t speak any English. This can be quite challenging for teachers as they are unable to provide resources in all these different languages to their pupils.
The school has recently started using FlashAcademy® EAL to allow their pupils to learn English together, despite not speaking the same home language.
Teachers working at the school are absolutely amazed by the platform, telling us they have seen a significant change in their pupils’ attitude.
“As the app can be used in lots of different languages it makes it really accessible for children in a class where there are perhaps 3 or 4 different languages spoken. These children can have a shared understanding and a shared sense of learning together.”
“Based on the look on the children’s faces I have no doubt in recommending it to any school who has the same challenges that we have.”
“We’ve been using it with pupils from Years 2 to Year 6 and they absolutely love it, having their own app makes them feel special and they can also help their parents learn English at home. Staff love it too, being able to teach English in a different way is great for all types of learners.”
“Introducing FlashAcademy® as part of the EAL curriculum at Anderton Park Primary has had a significant impact in the classroom, I would certainly recommend it to other schools as an effective tool for teaching and learning.”Clare Evans, Deputy Headteacher at Anderton Park Primary School
Watch the case study video we did with Anderton Park Primary here.