Leading EAL in primary schools (online course)

Course Information

This course aims to develop the leadership of EAL in primary schools where there are increasing numbers of pupils learning English as an additional language. Focusing on a whole school approach, the course provides guidance on how to plan and prioritise provision for a range of EAL learners.

A twelve hour online course on Leading EAL in primary schools.

We have created a new range of 12 hour online units in a similar format to our popular 6 unit online course. All of our online courses are fully tutored by experienced online trainers and involve interactions with other course participants via our online forum. Click here to learn more about our existing accredited online EAL course. If you are considering applying for the accredited course please be aware that it is not possible to convert the stand alone units into credits towards the accredited version due to the moderation requirements of The University of Greenwich.


This course is for

  • primary EAL leaders and aspiring primary EAL leaders
  • middle and senior leaders in multilingual schools

What you will gain from this course

  • confidence in leading EAL across the school
  • a cohesive approach to EAL
  • improved classroom and whole school practice for all pupils

The course

  • provides practical strategies to enable the full range of EAL learners – from beginners to more advanced – to participate and achieve
  • considers the linguistic and social issues for those new to English
  • offers systems for the welcome and induction of new arrivals and their families
  • suggests ways to promote a positive whole school ethos with respect to diversity

Course Tutor

Lynsey Irish has taught in a large primary school in Somerset for the past 15 years. She has experience in FS, KS1 and KS2 and teaching both new arrivals and advanced EAL learners.  She started her role as EAL Coordinator in 2014 when the school had increasing numbers of EAL children arriving. Since then she has furthered her own knowledge and that of the other staff of how to teach EAL learners, identify learners with possible SEN needs and track children’s progress. In addition she delivered the Somerset Centred Initial Teaching Training Input for EAL.

Course Details

Date: Pri - Any date (complete the booking form and we will send your login details)

Time: Any time

Price: £155 plus VAT

Location: 100% online

Booking Form

Please obtain a Purchase Order Number from your organisation's finance team (if required) before submitting a booking. For multiple bookings please email us directly.

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