At St Thomas’ CE Primary School we embrace cultural and linguistic diversity as a rich resource for the whole school. We understand that pupils’ achievement is linked to a welcoming, nurturing, language-rich environment in which children feel accepted, valued and motivated. Our intent is to enable children to become confident and skilled speakers and writers of English, in all areas of the curriculum, so that they will achieve their full academic potential. Our teaching will use resources that reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of both our school community and the wider world; all lessons will include a variety of activities and teaching styles to support the specific needs of EAL learners.
Oracy is at the heart of everything we do.