Julie Zacharski is our EAL champion at William Booth. Over the recent years, she has developed our provision and helped the children with EAL in our school become confident, independent learners. Julie is focused on ensuring that EAL at William Booth goes from good to exceptional with the support from the whole staff team.
We carefully choose year 6 pupils who have the skills to provide support in the language development of our EYFS bilingual children. Wherever possible, the children’s languages are matched. However being a friendly, great language role model is essential. Having a job as a Chatter Chum involves dedication and commitment alongside a passion for talking. Successful candidates participate in robust training before getting to work with our younger dual language pupils.