Strategies to Support English as an Additional Language in Schools

On Wednesday 28th April 2021 we hosted the final webinar in our ‘Inviting the Experts…’ series. This is a series of CPD sessions which we have set up recognising the incredible work that is going on in schools right now in particularly challenging circumstances and the need for school staff to have access to informative, practical advice from experts.

The session was delivered by Catharine Driver,  an independent consultant and trainer for EAL with over 30 years’ experience teaching pupils with English as an additional language, speaking on behalf of NALDIC.  This was an fascinating and informative introduction to the issues children and young people with EAL face, and the practical support that schools can provide. Here are some overview notes from the session:

What is EAL?

Who are EAL learners?

Initial Assessments

Acquiring Proficiency

Further information

We are very grateful to our supporters Towergate and The Education Broker, whose support enables us to provide these sessions for free, and who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of young people and staff in the education sector. Please visit their websites to learn more about what they do or call on 01438 739626 to discuss your insurance, risk management and health and wellbeing requirements.

If you are a member of our Hub you can view the recording of this webinar.

Not a Hub Member? Find out about the benefits of membership.

We hope that you can join us at the next webinar in this series.