Writing a school language policy south

Rebecca has worked in the field of language education for over 25 years. For example, they can organize a retreat or an institute where they clarify the mission and vision of the school district or school around linguistic and cultural diversity, and articulate the goals, outcomes, and timetable for this language planning process.

Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act ofadministrators have been challenged to ensure that all of their constituents teachers, support staff, parents, students, community partners understand and support the ways that they organize their bilingual and English medium programs and practices for English language learners ELLs at the local level.

A Guide for Administrators, 2nd Edition Caslonwalks schools and districts through the process of establishing priorities, gathering input from important stakeholders including families and community membersclarifying confusion in current policies, and establishing review procedures.

In other cases the policies are explicitly written but the practitioners working in classrooms throughout the school or the district are unaware of the existence or meaning of these policies, which leads to inconsistencies in implementation.

Policy Number — for new policy drafts, this section should remain blank until a number is assigned by the Policy Group.

Policy and Procedures Writing Guide

What is a language policy? Once this has been accomplished, the language policy is ready for board approval. Solicit feedback before submitting to the school board Prior to submitting the language policy to the school board for approval, the language policy and implementation plan must be understood and supported by the various constituents.

English Language Learners at School: Policy Statements range from sentences to a paragraph in length, depending upon the subject matter. Forms associated with the procedure should be linked in the document. Policies should be clear and concise and written in the third person.

She earned a B. For example, all employees, or all credit card payments. Overview How do we develop a language policy that is appropriate for our school and community context? Printed with permission, all rights reserved.

Compulsory African language policy for schools in 2017

Responsible Party — list unit, department, college or other pertinent area responsible for administering or enforcing policy. The effort to clearly articulate how ELLs are to reach the same high standards as all students in the school or district is complicated by the confusion, controversy, variation, and change that we find in the United States today about effective programs, practices, and assessments for ELLs.

Language Policy

However, all schools with language learners do have language policies that guide practice at the local school level.

Policy and Accountability Requirements Caslon, It is a dynamic action statement that changes along with the dynamic context of a school Corson, LEGISLATIVE MANDATE AND AIMS OF THE LIEP The Language in Education Policy flows from the following legislative framework: n SA Constitution, n National Education Policy Act, Section 3(4)(m), - Language in Education Policy n South African School Act, Section 6(1), - The Norms and Standards regarding language policy.

Gauteng schools will be spearheading a new language policy in that will make it compulsory for all grade 1 pupils to take an African language as a second additional language subject.

In all cases, the ability of the school to offer a language at First or Second Additional Language level, at all, or in any particular year group, will take numbers, financing and staffing capacities into account as the determining factor in the offering of the language.

How to Create Language Policies at the Local Level

The language policy is subject to the stipulations of the South African Schools Act (ACT 84 of ), the Western Cape Provincial School Education Act (Act 12 of ) and the Regulations as far as they are binding on the school.

A school (or school district) language policy identifies areas in the school's scope of operations and programs in which language problems exist.

It sets out what the school intends to do about areas of concern and includes provisions for follow-up, monitoring, and revision of the policy itself in light of changing circumstances.

Language policy. 1. Introduction. This document is the language policy of John Ross College, as approved by the school governing body. The language policy has been drafted in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of South Africa, Act of ; the South African Schools Act, Act 84 of (‘SASA’); the National Education Policy Act, Act 27 of ; applicable provincial.

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