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Developing literacy for a multilingual world

Welcome to The EAL Academy - school improvement specialists and leaders in the fields of literacy, ethnic minority achievement, and English as an additional language

Who are we?
We are a team of consultants, trainers and serving teachers with a breadth of experience gained both in the UK and internationally in the fields of literacy, ethnic minority achievement, and English as an additional language.

What do we do?
We work with teachers, schools, academy trusts and local authorities to help pupils and students achieve and enable schools to flourish.

How we work
Our training, consultancy and resources are constantly reshaped to meet the particular needs of a school, group of schools or local authority. We fit the delivery method to the institution: our courses can be run as twilights, in whole day sessions, at weekends or in any combination of the three. All include an online element to encourage further reading and the sharing of resources and experiences outside the taught sessions.

Our interaction with clients is consistently prompt, thorough and reliable, and our training is always interactive. We practice what we preach!

Consultancy

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Training

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Resources

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What our clients say:
“I have found all the units informative and they have made me consider my own practice and how strategies are working within the school. Each unit has given me things to think more deeply about and consider how I can implement some of them to improve current practice.”

Jane Singh

Brewster Avenue Infants, Peterborough
“I found this module extremely useful when looking at and analysing my current practice and that of the schools I work in when it comes to identifying EAL pupils with SEN. It has made me challenge my thinking and will impact on the way we can assess pupils, adopting a more thorough approach, using evidence/information already available and using it to build pupil profiles. I look forward to my next module!

Lynn Heath

Swansea EMLAS
“I have really enjoyed this course and have found it really interesting, I have enjoyed completing each unit and the structure has worked really well for me, helping me to manage my time around work. The communication from the tutors has also been great.

Christina Dack

Lynn Grove High School, Norfolk
“I have found all the units informative and they have made me consider my own practice and how strategies are working within the school. Each unit has given me things to think more deeply about and consider how I can implement some of them to improve current practice.

Jane Singh

Brewster Avenue Infants, Peterborough

We work with teachers, schools, groups of schools and local authorities to help pupils achieve and enable schools to flourish

As a team of school improvement consultants and specialists, we are constantly seeking the most effective ways to help teachers, schools, academy’s trusts, and local authorities to help their pupils and students achieve and enable schools to flourish.

We offer a variety of approaches to suit different contexts but we always work collaboratively with our clients, tailoring the training and consultancy to their particular situation. We fit the delivery method to the institution: our courses can be run as twilights, in whole day sessions, at weekends or in any combination of the three.   All include an online element to encourage further reading and the sharing of resources and experiences outside the taught sessions.

We offer training, consultancy and resources to address the following particular areas of need in schools:

 

Beginners and those new to English

More advanced English as an additional language pupils who have plateaued

Refugee, high mobility, and Eastern European Roma communities

Academic literacy across the school and including post-16 study

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Our Team

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