At DPS we are delighted to have the opportunity to educate children from many different countries around the world. We aim to celebrate diversity, ensuring that all feel that they are a valued part of our school. Our pupils have the opportunity to learn about different cultures, languages and important festivals such as Chinese New Year. Pupils in KS2 are also taught Mandarin.
Mrs Gaston planned events to celebrate our recent multicultural day as well as holding a weekly multicultural club where children learn about different cultures and sample different foods from around the world.
We have recently been recognised as a School of Sanctuary and in the past we have been awarded the Intermediate level of the British Council’s International School Award. This was in recognition of all the fantastic international work and activities that take place in our school.
Supporting our Newcomer Pupils
We have many children who have English as a Second Language. We love to celebrate our different languages and cultures in school and ensure all our pupils have support in accessing all aspects of school life.
Mrs Gaston is our EAL teacher on a Monday and Tuesday.
We hold Newcomer Parent workshops which are a lovely way to meet other parents and to discuss a range of areas of school life. These are informal and we enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit as we chat together.
These will be scheduled during the school year and details shared via class dojo.
English classes are currently available at St. Elizabeth's Church. Sarah, the families co-ordinator in the church, has asked us to share their club 'English for Life' hosted on Tuesdays from 3.30 - 5.30pm.