Leading EAL in Secondary Schools

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  • All Saints Interchurch Primary Academy
  • EAL
  • Full
  • Secondary
  • Leadership, Teaching & Learning
  • Lunch Included
  • Refreshments Included
  • Free
    Partner Schools Save 50%
    Affiliate Schools Save 25%

This one day course aims to develop the leadership of EAL in secondary schools where there are increasing numbers of English as an additional language students. Focusing on a whole school and subject-based approach, the course provides guidance on how to plan and prioritise provision for a range of EAL learners. Participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to integrate a language focus into all classrooms and implement a whole school approach to ensuring EAL students achieve and have full access to the curriculum.

About The Course

This course is for

  • secondary EAL co-ordinators
  • middle and senior managers

What you will gain by attending the course

  • confidence in leading EAL across the school
  • a cohesive approach to EAL
  • improved classroom and whole school practice for all pupils

The course

  • provides practical strategies to enable the full range of EAL learners – from beginners to more advanced – to participate and achieve
  • considers the linguistic and social issues for those new to English
  • offers systems for the welcome and induction of new arrivals and their families
  • offers advice on implementing Ofsted guidelines to engage all new arrivals
  • suggests ways to promote a positive whole school ethos with respect to diversity
  • details how to establish a classroom and whole school strategy to ensure a consistent approach to language development
About the Programme Leader

Mark Penfold has been a teacher for more than 30 years and for the last 12 years has been Lead Teacher for Ethnic Minority Achievement at Babington Community College Leicester. He has written two manuals on delivering EAL in secondary schools and presented at many workshops and seminars on the same topic. Mark has also become widely known for his successful work in engaging with the new migrant Roma communities and is a founding trustee of The Roma Education Support Trust, a UK based charity which promotes better education outcomes for Roma heritage pupils across Europe.

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