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 pupils and 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, more motivated students and better results across the school.

A one day* practical course designed specifically for those working with recent arrivals of EAL learners in mainstream classes.

*Please note that the Newcastle courses will be run as half day sessions, with the 8 June focused on primary and 22 June focused on secondary.

Who should attend

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

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 15 years experience as Head of EMA in secondary schools where she focused on coaching teachers in working with EAL learners. More recently, as a local authority adviser, Chiaka 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.

Anna Mason is a team leader for Durham EAL & Equalities Service and works freelance in training and advising schools and Post Graduate Certificate in Education/School-centred Initial Teacher Training cohorts. Anna has vast experience in collaborating with both primary and secondary schools, targeting areas for development and her training sessions are consistently well received.

Course Details

Date: 14 March 2018

Time: 9.15 - 3.45

Price: £225+VAT

Location: Kelmscott School, 245 Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 8DN

Date: 8 June 2018 (primary-focused)

Time: 1.00 - 4.00

Price: £95+VAT

Location: Excelsior Academy, Denton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6AF

Date: 14 June 2018

Time: 9.15 - 3.45

Price: £195+VAT

Location: Fulbridge Academy, Peterborough

Date: 29 June 2018 (secondary-focused)

Time: 9.30 - 12.30

Price: £95+VAT

Location: Excelsior Academy, Denton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6AF

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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