The Royal School are seeking an experienced and energetic HLTA to take a leading role in the EAL department and enhance the work of the Learning Support Team. A thorough understanding of teaching EAL and the needs of those children who speak English as an additional language is essential. The role will be varied and interesting, working with a wide range of stakeholders to provide high quality support focused on maximising the outcomes for all pupils who speak English as a foreign or as an additional language. The EAL intake of The Royal School is heterogeneous and consists of a range of subgroups of those who speak English as an additional language. As a boarding school we support almost 100 international boarders for whom one important goal is to become fluent in English but also in many cases to prepare to study at a UK university. However we also teach pupils who have newly arrived in the UK some of whom have had very little formal teaching in their home country. In addition to that we also support a high number of local pupils who speak a second language at home and for whom English is an additional language. The person appointed will have an excellent track record of providing support for and teaching EAL pupils, a high level of literacy and numeracy and excellent ICT skills. Experience of supporting pupils who speak English as an additional language and an accredited qualification in EAL is essential. The Royal School Wolverhampton has a clear focus on excellence, with the pupils at the heart of everything we do. It is expected that anyone joining the team will be able to fully support the unique ethos of the school.