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Embedding Good EAL Practice in the National Curriculum

Identify the potential opportunities and difficulties facing teachers today

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: All teachers, teaching assistants, EAL co-ordinators and any member of the SLT who want to make informed decisions and plan appropriate strategies.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8313WW

The revised National Curriculum requires teachers to ‘take account of the needs of pupils whose first language is not English’. However, there is little explicit information as to how this is to be achieved. This course will explore the key issues which impact on how support can be embedded for students with EAL in the National Curriculum. It will provide guidance, useful weblinks and examples of work in action and will leave delegates feeling more confident about achieving effective EAL provision and practice in their schools.

  • Understand the current National Curriculum in relation to EAL
  • Identify what good EAL practice looks like, and how to implement this in your school
  • Use research and guidance to inform your planning for students from diverse linguistic, cultural and educational backgrounds
  • Explore different approaches to EAL assessment
  • Share examples of good practice currently being developed in schools

Sessions

EAL in the revised National Curriculum
  • Consider the statements on inclusion of EAL learners and Language and Literacy
  • Identify what is good EAL practice is place in your school and what can be improved
  • Establish how the statements apply to the diverse range of students, and which EAL learners would benefit from the type of teaching recommended in it
Planning, teaching and learning
  • Introduction to useful research and guidance: how Cummins’ four quadrants informs planning
  • Principles which underpin good practice for students learning EAL
  • Effective teaching strategies to improve the progress of EAL learners in small group and whole class settings
Approaches to EAL assessment post levels
  • Evaluate your own assessment practice
  • Explore the usefulness of different assessment scales
  • Consider how to incorporate EAL assessment into whole school practice
Examples of ‘good work in progress’
  • Develop a diagnostic approach to EAL marking
  • Examples from other schools, e.g. annotated schemes of learning
  • Share examples of work from your school
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