Integrating pupils new to English into the classroom

Course Information

This one day course offers a refreshingly practical approach to the issues faced by schools with recent arrivals of students who are new to English. It will be of particular benefit to those schools with frequent mid-term admissions, high mobility figures and a changing pupil profile. Addressing the full range of beginners in English - from those with no prior schooling to those with successful experience of education and strong literacy skills in their mother tongue - this course offers delegates a blueprint for integrating new EAL pupils into the classroom, leading to more confident teachers and more motivated students.
*To book for the Ipswich event, please email your details to info@westipswichteaching.org or call Vanessa Bally on 01473 742534
**To book for the Bath event, please go to http://networkforlearning.org.uk/courses/2018-11-29/integrating-pupils-new-to-english-into-the-classroom

This course is for

  • primary and secondary class teachers
  • support staff and teaching assistants
  • EAL leaders
  • senior leaders

What you will gain by attending the course

  • greater insight into the issues faced by those new to English and recently arrived into your classroom
  • practical strategies to employ in your school to improve classroom and whole school practice for beginners in English
  • innovative and inclusive approaches to teaching across the curriculum
  • confidence in working with EAL beginners

The course

  • addresses the linguistic and social issues relating to recent arrivals who are new to English
  • covers the key theories and concepts underpinning good practice and how to apply them in the classroom
  • presents and evaluates practical strategies to enable pupils new to English to participate and achieve in lessons and have full access to the curriculum
  • considers ways to promote a positive whole school ethos with respect to diversity

Course leaders

Chiaka Amadi has worked extensively on EAL issues in both primary and secondary schools. As a local authority adviser, she has managed two national research projects on ethnicity, language and equality, and trained and advised governing bodies and leadership teams in preparation for Ofsted inspections.

Catherine Brennan is one of the founders of Better Bilingual. She has worked as an Ethnic Minority Achievement advisor in London, Bristol and surrounding areas for over 20 years, right across the age range from the EYFS to Key Stage 4. She has a specific interest in the induction and education of asylum seeking and refugee pupils.

Course Details

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018

Time: 9.00-4.00

Price: £100

Location: *Highfield Hub, Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich, IP1 6DW - to book please email your details to info@westipswichteaching.org

Date: Thursday 29 November 2018

Time: 9.45-3.30

Price: £250 or £299 for 2 teachers from the same school

Location: **Bath Spa University, Culverhay Campus - to book please go to http://networkforlearning.org.uk/courses/2018-11-29/integrating-pupils-new-to-english-into-the-classroom

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Price: £225 + VAT

Location: Laycock Professional Development Centre, London N1 1TH (a 1 min walk from Highbury & Islington tube station)

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Course Testimonial:

This is probably the most useful and informative course I have been on! I actually feel like I have learnt something new - thank you!

Teaching Assistant

Excellent collection of strategies that will work not only for EAL but for the rest of the class. Nice to see examples in relation to a variety of subject areas.

English Teacher

Fantastic checklist for EAL children to encourage thinking skills and conversations.

Class Teacher

Visuals/modelling were very useful. I found the discussions very interesting and helpful in the sense of what is working for others.

Class Teacher

Great information and strategies... particularly liked the treat to use to introduce and make children feel part of the class.

Class Teacher