English language learners receive specialized teaching alongside the mainstream class programme, to support them as they learn the English Language while at Heaton.

While there is a high emphasis on developing literacy skills in speaking, writing and reading, pastoral care support is also valued and incorporated into the programme. Ensuring our English Language learners feel happy and culturally adjusted to a new country and school is important to us at Heaton Normal Intermediate.

Parents are encouraged to attend meetings throughout the year that outline aspects of the school programme. This also provides an opportunity to develop relationships with other parents and teachers in our Heaton Community.

First Language support is available to ensure that parents and students can communicate freely.