Completing your EAL proficiency and language data census return
The Department for Education now requires schools to submit proficiency levels for all EAL learners in the school census which takes place in October 2017.
This course will help participants understand the requirements and offers tools and strategies for making the process as smooth and reliable as possible.
Participants will consider real pupil case studies enabling them to make informed professional judgments about their own EAL learners and to improve practice across the school.
A half day, practical course to help your school assess EAL learners and meet the DfE requirements on assessment
Who should attend
primary and secondary: school leaders, inclusion managers, EAL coordinators, class teachers
What you will gain
- an understanding of the DfE expectations for collecting language information and making proficiency judgements for pupils with English as an additional language
- tools and strategies to use in your school to accurately assess your EAL learners
- knowledge on how to use data to improve practice in working with your EAL learners
The course offers:
- information and guidance on the collection of accurate data about languages spoken by EAL learners
- case studies to inform the process of making judgements on EAL learners’ proficiency and prior learning
- advice on meeting the statutory guidance on assessment
- opportunity for professional discussion about effective assessment of progress of EAL learners
Catharine Driver is a consultant and trainer for English EAL and Academic Literacy. She has wide experience of working in multilingual schools and local authorities across the UK and expertise in the collection and analysis of data to raise achievement at whole school and departmental level. Catharine recently worked as senior adviser for the British Council EAL Nexus project and is currently Secondary Schools Adviser at the National Literacy Trust.