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Delivering effective EAL provision in secondary schools is becoming increasingly challenging year on year. As of January 2022, over 623,000 and 17.5% of students were recorded as EAL learners in maintained secondary schools alone across the UK, a number which will only have grown given a rise in refugees and asylum seekers such as those from Ukraine as indicated in the 2022 school census report.
A rise in EAL learners, combined with huge language loss as a result of Covid-19 disruption to learning means it is now of critical importance for schools to ensure that they understand the latest EAL best practice so that they are delivering provision that is of the highest possible standard. During Covid-19, of teachers who were able to report on the impact on the English language skills of pupils who use EAL, 59% of secondary school teachers reported observations of language loss in one or more language skill areas. As secondary students prepare to sit exams, proficiency in English is central to academic achievement. As such, it is vital that your EAL pupils are fully supported and encouraged during KS3, and receive targeted subject specific support at KS4 and 5 to prepare them for post-16 education routes.
For many secondary school teachers that are new to the profession their training rarely covers EAL teaching, if at all, and due to the number of secondary EAL students rising across the country, it is vital that EAL specialists, support staff and senior leadership teams join together to learn how to ensure your school knows how best to support EAL pupils allowing them to thrive in school.
This online training will provide attendees with practical guidance on working with secondary school pupils with EAL and will really look to hone in on what makes effective EAL provision within secondary schools.
Learning objectives include:
• Understand the needs of the full range of EAL learners in your secondary school through KS3, KS4 and KS5
• Acquire new strategies that effectively support new arrivals to settle and continue their EAL journey
• Enhance your understanding of how every day English is acquired, to enable you to better encourage and aid EAL learners
• Consider the differences between how classroom and academic English is acquired, informing your teaching practices for secondary EAL learners
• Begin to develop a strategy for leading a consistent approach to supporting the learning and growth of EAL pupils across your secondary school.
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