English as an Additional Language support happens in one-to-one tutorials throughout the week during private study and occasionally during another lesson (e.g. French or Games). It also takes place in larger groups as part of our Saturday Support Programme which combines trips and social activites whilst using and improving language skills. In the first few weeks the EAL Department provides extensive support and survival skills to prevent early difficulties and frustrations. It aims to give confidence in discussion and the expression of ideas, encouraging pupils to join in activities throughout the school.