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23rd February 2014

Uk Info: Can new EAL arrivals be exempt from SATS?

Key Stage 2 Assessment and Reporting Arrangements 2014 states: “4.9.4 How children’s test and teacher assessment results are used in the performance tables All children who have […]
16th February 2014

New to English Arrivals Procedure

Here’s a summary (the bare bones) of a procedure that gives you first steps to accomodating for new EAL arrivals. This is for those of you […]
16th February 2014

I am going to work in a school with a high number of EAL learners. What are some key elements I need to consider?

It’s hard to even start to highlight the challenges of teaching EAL students in such a short article but there are a few key areas to […]
12th February 2014

Teachers TV: Engaging Pupils Learning EAL

A few useful tips on supporting  new arrivals, note the induction and the need for both withdrawal and in class learning. Video:
7th February 2014

Welcoming New EAL Arrivals

EAL students are often placed in a situation in which the tools they need for building conceptual understanding of the world (their home language and home […]
2nd February 2014

Ever wished you could translate print to the language of your choice instantly?

Instantly translate printed words using an app! Check this: Word Lens
21st January 2014

One Secondary School’s Approach to New Arrivals

I watched this clip recently and certain elements stood out: Collaborative planning which supported pre teaching EAL learners The use of mentors and a special room […]
13th January 2014

A Recipe for a Successful Start for New Arrivals in School (Part 1) – Free Empathy Cards Attached!

It is Friday morning; the Head teacher comes to tell you that on Monday morning you will have a new student arriving who does not speak […]
30th December 2013

New Resources!

We have two new resources launching in January 2014! 1. A Welcome Pack for new arrivals This includes an A4 Welcome Booklet , including parent information […]
29th December 2013

‘Changing shoes’ lesson plan: Putting yourself in the new arrival’s shoes

Scenario: Imagine that you were told you were going to move to a new country (pick a country that has a different written script, such as China, […]
29th December 2013

Next EAL ‘Train the Trainer’ Course – 16th-18th July 2014

Are you aiming for outstanding provision for your EAL learners? Send a senior member of staff to become an EAL Teacher Trainer with the tools, manuals […]
21st December 2013

Progression in Language Structures

Progression in Language Structures is a great document for identfying how content learning can be built on language structures.  Language structures are presented in sentence starters […]
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