Ethnic Minority Achievement is an essential part of the school’s overall vision which has the highest expectations for all children. Children from ethnic minorities may or may not have language needs, but at Kentish Town C of E School, we aim to counteract any potential disadvantage for ethnic minority children. Children who are developing skills in English are known as EAL (English as an Additional Language) children. Children’s developing grasp of English is assessed annually. These assessments are moderated by the Local Authority (LA) and are carried out by our EMA staff.

Support is given through well planned lessons that are organised to ensure that learning can be accessed by all, regardless of gender, race, language, culture, ethnicity and faith.

Jahanara Jalil works in Foundation Stage & KS1, supporting children in class. Jahanara works alongside the teachers using different strategies; for example, translating key words, generating ideas and using props to help access the Curriculum.

Jahanara also has a  a vital role working with parents and families, to make sure everyone feels welcome  and informed about supporting their children’s learning in our school.