International students at Pocklington School are an integral part of our school community. To ensure their continued happiness and wellbeing, all international students have a personal tutor in addition to their form tutor. Our EAL teachers work closely with boarding staff and subject teachers and regularly communicate with our guardians and families. The EAL department offers a wealth of skills, this along with members of our teaching staff are adept in communication in Chinese, German, French and Spanish, amongst other languages, if needed.
A buddy system is used to ensure all our international students settle into school life quickly. Our EAL colleagues take the time to observe academic lessons to support individuals, where needed. All our international students are given feedback on their EAL progress as part of their school report and at parents’ evenings.
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