Pupils for whom English is an additional language

Our nation is becoming increasingly multicultural. There are more pupils who are new to English and for whom English is an additional language. 

Poetry is a fantastic medium to help children learn to English. I have taught children with no English comprehension at all to write a short poem, using simple but effective techniques. This helps children to settle into school and begin their new journey with more self confidence and reduces their feelings of alienation. I have been fortunate enough to have worked with the well known poet, novelist and translator, Cheryl Moskowitz, whose ground breaking work with this group of pupils proved invaluable at Highfield School in Enfield, North London, where Cheryl was Poet in Residence.


Contact me to discover how your pupils for whom English is an additional language can benefit from my poetry workshops.