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Here are the resources we found for new arrivals for parents and families:
EAL Nexus is a platform for teachers who are teaching students who speak English as an additional language, young people who have arrived in the UK and just started school, and parents wondering how what their child will do at school and how they can support them. The EAL Nexus contains valuable resources for the classroom, and for the home life of young people who are learning English as an additional language.
Positive Participation Asian Mental Health Services offer a wide variety of support for Asian people in a culturally sensitive manner. They are aiming to improve mental health among Asian people while preventing any emergent mental ill health.
Migrant help are a leading national charity offering support, guidance and accommodation to vulnerable migrants across the UK. Whether someone has fled persecution. escaped from slavery or found themselves in a situation that they do not understand, Migrant Help offers advice, support and a place of safety.
Speaking in your Home Language
It is very important for children and young people learning English as an additional language to continue to use their first language because this is the language your child can speak confidently. First languages are special and can help families share their values and traditions and cultural identity.
Getting Involved in Schools as a Parent of a Child with English as an Additional Language
Schools in the UK want to involve parents in school life and will try and share information and include families who speak little English. Schools here believe education involves the parents or carers and the school working together to help the child learn. The information shared on this page aims to educate parents on how they can work together with schools in order to enhance a child or young person’s learning.