English as an additional language

Mrs Lynsey Irish is our EAL Coordinator and Mrs Yvonne Burton is our EAL teaching assistant. Mrs Irish organises the children’s learning and checks that all our children who speak English as an additional language are making progress. Mrs Burton works with the children every week to teach them English vocabulary and grammar. Mrs Burton does this in a range of ways including fun games and lots of discussion! We greatly value the languages of all the children at Eastover Primary and enjoy celebrating the diversity of languages we now have.


We have lots of super resources at Eastover Primary to support the children that speak English as an additional language including a wide range of dual language books, other dual language resources and also talking pens. The talking pens will interact with the resources in the child’s first language and we can also record the child’s speech.

T. 01278 422693 E. office@eastover.somerset.sch.uk

Eastover Primary School, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 5EX