How We Work

Collaborative learning is at the heart of our approach.  Our training is always interactive, we practice what we preach, we are adaptable and we shape our courses and consultancy to meet the particular needs of a school, group of schools or local authority.

Our interaction with clients is consistently prompt, thorough and reliable.

Our team of eighteen highly experienced teachers and consultants has expertise across a broad range of areas including the following areas of expertise:

Specialists in school improvement

Consultants in the field of literacy

Ground-breaking leaders in addressing English as an Additional Language issues

Experienced consultants in ethnic minority achievement

Areas of Expertise

  • EAL for pupils new to English and more advanced pupils still struggling with classroom language
  • EAL provision for the most advanced bilingual learners who can achieve the highest grades with some extra support
  • Academic literacy for post-16 study
  • Pupils from East European Roma communities
  • High levels of pupil mobility and refugee backgrounds
  • The use of data for both tracking and strategic purposes
What our clients say:
“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
The series of courses, as well as the in-house tailored support have enabled our Academy to critically review its practice and processes to such an extent that we are now in a much stronger position to receive new arrivals, monitor and track their progress as well as support teaching and learning across the curriculum. Thank you!  

Colin Baxter

Deputy Vice Principal, Thomas Deacon Academy

The EAL Academy Team

Our team of eighteen highly experienced teachers and consultants has expertise across a broad range of areas in primary and secondary phases and special schools.

Graham Smith

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Chiaka Amadi

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Vibee Bradbury

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Sue Smith

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Marc Thompson

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Sara McLaughlin

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Ann Jones

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Catharine Driver

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Kathleen Walsh

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Rahma Samater

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Lisa Taner

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Bill Bolloten

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Diane Leedham

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Alice Washbourne

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Mark Penfold

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Stig Schiermer

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Michael Hawkins

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Kamil Trzebiatowski

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Claire Montgomery

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Anna Mason

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Mona Bani

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Steve Cooke

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Asta Tapera

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Claire Bennett

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