Great Barr Academy is the second-largest school in Europe, with capacity for over 2,500 pupils. It currently has about 600 EAL pupils who speak over 20 different home languages. The diversity of home languages, as well as the large number of EAL pupils, can be very challenging to manage for teachers at the school. We talked to Hollie about how they are using FlashAcademy®.
FlashAcademy® is an award-winning learning platform which helps pupils to improve their language skills.
Curriculum-aligned content is easy to use and makes learning fun for all pupils. The platform was created in consultation with teachers and schools throughout the UK, helping to ensure it addresses the real issues that schools are facing.
“Attainment for our pupils with EAL has doubled since we started using FlashAcademy®while reducing the burden on teachers”
Claire Evans, Deputy Headteacher, Anderton Park School.
FlashAcademy® EAL is a platform for schools, supporting teachers to deliver learning for pupils who don’t have English as their first language. With over 30 home languages to teach from, pupils acquire survival and curriculum vocabulary, learn grammar and practise their pronunciation.
FlashAcademy® MFL teaches speaking, reading, writing and listening to 13 languages from English (including French and Spanish). The platform will allow pupils to grow their vocabulary, strengthen their grammar and improve speaking fluency.
FlashAcademy® English is a targeted intervention, providing pupils with a simple and effective way to develop their literacy skills. As an intensive one-to-one personalised literacy tool, the platform supports learners to make rapid progress with their reading and writing.
FlashAcademy® is the recommended supplier of EAL resources for ASCL and NAHT.
- FlashAcademy® EAL, MFL AND English, FlashSticks® Language Learning Post-It® Notes