Meeting the needs of all of your EAL Learners | Lighthouse Professional Development

Meeting the needs of all of your EAL Learners

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The proportion of pupils in UK schools who use English as an Additional Language has doubled in a decade. Many schools affected have had to find out how to best meet the needs of these students. It is essential that schools offer a coherent approach to EAL provision by meeting the needs of both New Arrivals and More Advanced EAL Learners. This course aims to give EAL Coordinators - or those with line management responsibility for EAL - guidance and practical strategies on how best to manage Whole School EAL Provision. Ultimately the school works best when parents, pupils, governors and staff work in harmony towards common goals; this course will help you achieve that.

This course will help you to understand:

  • Relevant DfE documentation
  • The Admissions Process
  • The Induction Process
  • Use of data
  • The use of TAs
  • Bi-lingual support
  • Links with Parents
  • Links with complementary schools
  • Distinguishing between New Arrivals and Advanced Learners.
  • Teaching and Learning
  • KS4 new arrivals
  • Options Guidance
  • The role of the EAL Coordinator
  • Miscellaneous (aim for excellence)
  • OFSTED Framework for Inspecting EAL


9:30Registration13:00Restaurant lunch
10:00Welcome and Introduction13:45Teaching and learning
  • New Arrivals
  • Advanced EAL learners
10:05The role of the EAL coordinator – strategic and operational14:45Using Data
10:30First things first – essential documentation15:00The OFSTED framework for inspecting EAL
10:45Admissions and Induction15:15Miscellaneous – Go For Gold and become a Centre for Excellence in EAL
11:15Coffee15:45Plenary and close
11:30Deploying TAs  
12:00Engaging Parents  
12:30KS4 new arrivals  
12:45Options guidance  

Mark P

Mark is line manager for EAL and Head of MFL at an Outstanding school in the East Midlands where 61% of students speak English as an additional language and between them they speak 41 different first languages. The most recent RAISEonline score for EAL was 1088 (nationally 1035). Mark has spoken at the European Parliament and to members of the Council of Europe on EAL matters. He has also delivered training at school and LA level and is author of The EAL Manual and a report for the British Council Promoting Positive Outcomes for Pupils from the new Migrant Roma Communities.”

Suitable for: 
Senior/Secondary, Special Schools, Post 16/FE Colleges
Scheduled Events, In-school Training

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