All staff working with EAL learners should have access to and participate in professional development to enable them to meet the educational needs of the pupils they work with.
The OfSTED Guidance for Inspectors 2009 states:
Specialist EAL support should be available for new arrivals from qualified teachers or teaching assistants who have received appropriate training and support. More advanced learners of English should have continuing support in line with their varying needs as they develop competencies over time.
There should be regular training for all staff on the needs of EAL learners.
Information on professional development for specialist EAL teachers and assistants and for mainstream teachers and assistants can be found on the links below.
- NASSEA & University of Birmingham Bilingualism In Education Programme
- Manchester Metropolitan University Teaching Bilingual Learners Programme
- Meeting the Needs course Meeting the needs of EAL learners in your classroom (ea02SU11) flyer
Accreditation Meeting the Needs flyer Feb 2011
Book your place at the Development and Training Centre, Seedfield Site, Parkinson Street, Bury BL9 6NY
Tel: 0161 253 6934 Fax: 0161 253 6928 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org