English as an Additional Language
At Cranfield Academy we have a number of children who attend our school as their parents are studying at Cranfield University. Many of these families have come to England to study from their home countries. This diversity enriches our school community, but also gives our school a special challenge as many of the children have little or no English. We work closely with the families and the Liaison worker from the university to ensure these children can access our curriculum. Many of our staff have had additional training in supporting children with English as an additional language and we employ a Teaching Assistant who is responsible for planning additional support sessions for these pupils to increase the rate of progress in learning English.