Main Menu

In-house Training



Courses by Subject

Courses by Role

Courses by Phase

Courses by Country

Courses by Focus Area

Supporting Students with EAL in the Primary Classroom

Develop effective support strategies for primary EAL pupils

Open Training Course Open Course
Inhouse Training Course In-house

Suitable for: Teachers, teaching assistants, EAL coordinators and senior leadership teams. The course will explore both whole school EAL policy issues and practical strategies for planning and supporting pupils in the classroom.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary

Course Reference: 1169WW
Price: £269.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

Delegates will explore key issues in supporting students with English as an additional language and receive a range of strategies, support resources and links to enable schools to maximise the positive benefits of bilingualism for all children within the changing demographics of schools.

  • Implement effective induction procedures for new arrivals including in EYFS
  • Review effective strategies for supporting beginner learners of English informed by outstanding primary EAL practice case studies
  • Identify and address vocabulary issues impacting on pupil progress in subject lessons
  • Examine key principles for assessing EAL students
  • Identify gaps in writing and develop plans to address these
  • Recognise the positive benefits of bilingualism for primary classrooms


Welcoming new arrivals
  • Language activities – what do we know about languages spoken in our school?
  • EAL induction policies – how do we welcome and plan for new arrivals?
  • Welcoming classrooms and intercultural understanding – how do we create a welcoming ethos?
Classroom strategies
  • Positive strategies and inclusive interventions
  • Developing speaking and listening skills
  • Outstanding Primary EAL case studies – what are the key strategies employed by outstanding schools?
  • Vocabulary focus (maths) – what are the issues for EAL pupils with technical language and how can we mitigate for these?
  • Planning schemes of work – how can we build a focus on key language structures into our planning?
  • Using Cummins’ ‘Four Dimensions Quadrant’ – how can we plan appropriate challenge while supporting EAL learners?
  • Assessing EAL pupils – how can we accurately assess EAL pupils?
  • Analysing writing and adapting planning to address gaps
  • Reviewing key principles for supporting EAL pupils
Knowledgeable staff/seminar leader, exciting contents, adaptable and accessible. Loved it - feel ready to take on new responsibilities. Tristan Clouzeau, St Mary's CofE Controlled Primary School, Byfleet
This has been excellent. This session would help strategies leadership of EAL and in the developing of an action plan to scaffold learning/setting etc of EAL students. Amy Lesniewski, Priory Primary School
The course gives you so much information and strategies to implement for EAL and the course leader was fantastic. Carmel Clyne, Chilwell Croft Academy

Tue 15th May 2018

Reserve Book

Tue 8th May 2018

Reserve Book

Fri 16th Mar 2018

Reserve Book

Fri 22nd Jun 2018

Reserve Book

Mon 26th Feb 2018

Reserve Book

Mon 2nd Jul 2018

Reserve Book
< Back