Specialist teaching of EAL involves supporting the learning of English within the curriculum for children and young people who do not have English as their first language, usually these children and young people are new to the English language.
We offer a broad range of specialist EAL teaching services on an individual, group and systemic level. Services we provide include:
If a service is required which is not listed above then please get in touch to talk to a member of our team and find out how we can help.
Our EAL specialist teachers can provide a broad range of interventions and groups according to need and requirement. Examples of interventions and groups we provide include:
Our EAL specialist teachers also provide bespoke interventions and groups.
Our specialist services can be accessed by education, health and other professions working with children and young people.
Our specialist EAL teachers provide consultancy and whole school work appropriate to the needs of children, young people and education settings. Areas of consultancy and whole school work we provide include:
To find out how our consultancy and whole school work can help your setting please get in touch to talk to a member of our team.
SENCo and specialist assessor
Dr Julie Alfrey
Educational and child psychologist
Dr Kelly Ward
Educational and child psychologist
Assistant educational psychologist
Identifying and assessing SEN for children or young people whose first language is not English requires particular care. Schools should look carefully at all aspects of a child or young person's performance in different areas of learning and development or subjects to establish whether lack of progress is due to limitations in their command of English or if it arises from SEN or a disability. Difficulties related solely to limitations in English as an additional language are not SEN.
SEND code of practice, 2015
Training by our specialist EAL teachers can include information related to learning English, identifying other areas of need and cultural sensitivity. Examples of training our specialist EAL teachers offer include:
Our EAL specialist teachers also provide bespoke training sessions to best suit the needs within an education setting.
Our training is available on and off site for education settings and organisations in relation to health, psychology and education.
EAL specialist teachers work with children and young people who require additional support to develop their language skills, perhaps due to an unidentified learning need. The children and young people we work with do not need to have a minimum level of English to work with our specialist EAL teachers.
Using our specialist EAL teachers brings a broad range of benefits to children, young people and education staff. Benefits include:
The benefits of using our specialist EAL teachers can be seen on an individual, group and systemic level.
Our services can be funded through a variety of ways.
EAL can disguise underlying SEND and impact on all areas of life, including academic and social. Early and effective intervention provides appropriate support to students with EAL.
Our specialist multidisciplinary services can be commissioned through a service level agreement and as standalone input.
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