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“able to convey their ideas and emotions in a way that other people understand”
“O my son! establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just and forbid what is wrong; and bear with patient constancy whatever betide you; for this is firmness (of purpose) in (the conduct of) affairs” (Surah Luqmân:17)
“I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Paradise for a man who avoids quarrelling even if he were in the right, a house in the middle of Paradise for a man who avoids lying even if he were joking, and a house in the upper part of Paradise for a man who made his character good.” (Abu Dawood)
“the ability to adapt to stress and adversity, and return to a good position after experiencing difficulty”
(Believers are) those to whom people said, "The people have gathered against you, so fear them." But that merely increased their faith and they said, "Allah is enough for us and the Best of Guardians." So they returned with blessings and bounty from Allah and no evil touched them. They pursued the pleasure of Allah. Allah's favor is indeed immense. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 173-174)
“ability to create something new, unused or original”
“someone with a clear, distinctive and specific vision of a future development, and is able to plan for it in a suitable way”
“able to contribute towards a community, a group, a project or a task, in order to achieve something where his or her benefit can be realised”
“The condition of a believer is a wonder, it is all good. Only the believer enjoys this situation. When he enjoys good fortune, he thanks Allah and this benefits him. When he undergoes afflictions, he patiently endures it and this is also good for him." (Muslim)
"The only reason I have been sent is to perfect good manners." (Bukhaari)
“Give due respect and regard to your children and decorate them with the best of manners” (Abu Daud)
“ability to create something new, unused or original”
“Allah is more deserving than other people of shyness.” (Abu Dawood)
Say: He is Allâh, (the) One. Allâh the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He begets not, nor was He begotten; And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him. (Surah Al Ikhlas)
"And what is the matter with you that you spend not in the cause of Allah? And to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth."(Surah Al-Hadid: 10)

English and an Additional Language (EAL)

A substantial proportion of our school intake has a language other than English spoken at home. Taken in its broadest sense, these children speak and use English as an additional language. Most of these children do well in their literacy development at school and tests at all key stages, however it can be argued that they are not exposed to the same richness of language and vocabulary that non-EAL pupils from supportive families experience. Experts in EAL argue that this causes a slight impoverishment in thinking skills and thus language skills, noticeable in a somewhat limited vocabulary range, some degree of grammatical lapses, difficulty with comprehension when reading and a gap between reading skills and writing skills.


For this reason, Al-Noor Primary has adopted school-wide approaches to literacy development to cater for this need. We do this by ensuring extended writing opportunities for all pupils in all subjects other than Arabic and Qur’an. We also use visual aids such as key words in large print, associated pictures or symbols and word banks for pupils to use when they are writing. In addition speaking & listening, reading and writing are promoted through daily lessons and weekly guided reading sessions as well as through daily phonics lesson in the Reception and Year One classes.


Children for whom English is not their first spoken language, may need extra support in accessing learning in lessons and in improving their English literacy skills. EAL pupils will be highlighted for extra support from class teachers and teaching assistants. The school will also recommend to the parents of EAL pupils that they give their children extra support in English outside of school hours. For example more time spent talking in the mother tongue with their children to develop their thinking skills, as well as providing a wider variety of experiences and opportunities to learn about the world around them, using critical questioning to encourage thinking, speaking and listening. Parent might also be asked to provide tuition or read regularly with and to their children, to help them make speedy progress in English. Improved English skills helps to improve the progress of EAL pupils across the curriculum.