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St Gregory'sCatholic School

Every child is known and loved

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Every child is known and loved


Welcome to our EAL Department


The EAL department is led by our EAL Coordinator Ms M Portesi, who can be contacted on 01892 527444 extn:2163 or at

We welcome students from all around the world who speak many different languages. We have a clear understanding of the needs of students with English as an additional language.


Some of our languages spoken are:


PolishItalianGeneral ArabicNorwegianUrdu




Our EAL Department provides

  • One to one and small group tuition
  • Support in class, scaffolding the lesson
  • Training for Teachers
  • Assessment for new arrivals
  • Supporting home-school community links
  • Promotion of first languages and GCSE’s

Recently we purchased a Pocketalk Translator. Pocketalk is a multi-sensory two-way translation device. It utilizes the best translation engines around the world to provide a consistently accurate experience across 82 languages, including localized dialects and slang. 


The Pocketalk camera takes a photo and the large touchscreen, displays translated text directly on top of the image. It also provides an optional audio translation for the camera-translated text as well.

Pocketalk provides translation for a lifetime of language translation needs. Each device includes audio translation for 82 languages and visual translation for 55 languages via camera.

Our Values

Ambition Rooted firmly in Catholic teachings, we aim to nurture and guide our students to fulfil their God-given potential so they may achieve success.

Leadership We strive to be a community of servant leaders, where individuals gain a clear sense of self and purpose, knowing their values and using these to guide how they enrich the community in which they belong.

Integrity We teach our students to value honesty and have strong moral principles, using their discernment to govern their actions and take responsibility for their choices.

Vigour Inspired by the life of St Gregory, we empower our students to work with vigour, so they approach all activities and opportunities with effort, energy and enthusiasm.

Empathy We aim for our students to understand and value the feelings of others and for them to know they are loved and celebrated irrespective of their differences.


Trust Information

St Gregory's Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Gregory's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.