Enrolment is a key stage in supporting bilingual pupils. If key information is not accessed at enrolment, schools may spend time following up issues, such as Children Missing from Education (CME). It is particularly important to check the child’s birth certificate to confirm identity.
Refer to ‘Enrolling a Bilingual Learner’.
Aberdeenshire Education and Children’s Services has developed an enrolment pack which includes guidelines for supporting bilingual learners. The guidelines include step-by-step guides and flowcharts to illustrate good practice. These have been advised by legislation and the Aberdeenshire Education and Children’s Services framework for supporting learners. The need for wider multi-agency support for pupils and their families is reflected in these guidelines.
All updated guidelines and accompanying forms can be found on http://asn-aberdeenshire.org/english-as-an-additional-language/ along with further information.