New Arrivals

Co-Leaders
Samina-Jaffar Samina Jaffar, Goodmayes Primary    Jannis Abley Jannis Abley, School Improvement Team (LA)

 

Related Files

Safe, Settled and Valued Guidance Publication

The aim of this guidance is to share good admission and induction practice to ensure that all children arriving during the school year feel welcome and at ease in their new surroundings as soon as possible.

With schools in Redbridge experiencing increasing mobility of pupils, particularly minority ethnic pupils and many with English as an additional language (EAL), it is important for these pupils to feel safe and settle in quickly, for their educational needs to be identified, to feel valued and included so they can continue to learn and progress.

The aim of this guidance is to share good admission and induction practice to ensure that all children arriving during the school year feel welcome and at ease in their new surroundings as soon as possible.

With schools in Redbridge experiencing increasing mobility of pupils, particularly minority ethnic pupils and many with English as an additional language (EAL), it is important for these pupils to feel safe and settle in quickly, for their educational needs to be identified, to feel valued and included so they can continue to learn and progress.

This guidance contains recommendations based on the experiences of the schools in the Redbridge New Arrivals Network Learning Community. These schools trialled ways of improving admission and induction practice and what worked well has been incorporated into the guidance.

Click here for the document.

 


Pupil Research Project

A ‘Pupil Voice’ Research Project was carried out by Pat Ward, School Improvement Partner in 2010 on behalf of the RNLC Pupil Mobility/New Arrivals Network.

The research was undertaken in seven primary schools, all of which were experiencing particularly high levels of pupil mobility. They also represented a wide range of geographical areas.

The aim of the research was to consult with pupils about how schools can best support new arrivals. Many schools already have good practice but we hope this summary will be helpful to schools which are experiencing changing communities.

Click here for full details of questionnaire and pupils responses.

 


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Infoline for newly arrived families (RNLC)

These free telephone lines have been developed by the Mobility/New Arrivals RNLC network in partnership with Newham Language Shop to support newly arrived families with little/no understanding of the British educational system and limited knowledge of English.
The information provided includes:

  • The primary school system,
  • Attending school,
  • What you child will learn,
  • School clubs and childcare,
  • What the school expects from you,
  • Homework,
  • Behaviour,
  • Special needs,
  • School meals,
  • Special Educational Needs.

The information is currently available in the following languages:

  • Bengali 020 3373 0110
  • French 020 3373 0114
  • Gujarati 020 3373 0111
  • Lithuanian 020 3373 0117
  • Malayalam 020 3373 0116
  • Polish 020 3373 0113
  • Romanian 020 3373 0118
  • Somali 020 3373 0121
  • Tamil 020 3373 0120
  • Turkish 020 3373 0115
  • Urdu 020 3373 0112
Other Details

Age
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
 

Documents

Safe, Settled and Valued Guidance Publication

Click here for English transcription of telephone content.

New arrivals research summary

Initial Assessment overview

Evaluation of English Conversation Classes Summer 2013 – Mrs Sehmi and Mrs Ubha

EMATNewArrivalsGuidance2008

Developing Reading Skills Through Home Languages

Developing reading skills through home languages PDF

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  • Aldersbrook
  • Avanti Court
  • Chadwell
  • Fairlop
  • Farnham
  • Gilbert Colvin
  • Goodmayes
  • Mossford Green
  • Oakdale Jun
  • Parkhill Jun
  • Redbridge