We are a team of school improvement specialists, consultants and leaders in the fields of literacy, English as an additional language and ethnic minority achievement.

Erasmus – Interculturality mobility project

Since October 2016 we have been  working with five partner organisations in Cyprus, France, Italy and the UK on developing the intercultural dimension of Vocational Education and Training. You can find...

  • Raelene
  • 28th February 2018

What do the data tell us about EAL pupils?

When the 2016 GCSE results were released on the DfE’s performance table web site a school in Yorkshire came bottom of the EAL league table. I have a little trepidation...

  • Graham
  • 25th September 2017

Phoenix School, Peterborough, receives Silver award for EAL Quality Mark

In May 2017, Sue Smith from the EAL Academy and I visited the Phoenix School, Peterborough to verify their self assessment for the EAL Quality Mark. This school is for...

  • Sara Mclaughlin
  • 11th September 2017

Pauline Gibbons, Jim Cummins and Stephen Krashen in Copenhagen

EAL in International Schools

  • Graham
  • 4th July 2017

Discovery Primary School, Peterborough, receives gold!

With twenty five languages spoken – the top four being Lithuanian, Polish, Urdu and Portuguese – Discovery Primary School has a multilingual staff team which is excellently equipped to support...

  • Sara Mclaughlin
  • 1st July 2017

Kingsway Community Trust

Kingsway Community Trust is a small multi-academy trust in Manchester with three inner city primary schools: Cringle Brook, Green End and Ladybarn – all judged as outstanding by Ofsted  with...

  • Graham
  • 21st June 2017

Babington Community College

Babington Community College’s outstanding practice with EAL pupils has been noticed before. In 2013 Ofsted remarked said: “The school provides outstanding support to promote literacy, particularly for those students newly...

  • Graham
  • 23rd May 2017

Hampton Hargate awarded the GOLD EAL Quality Mark

Sara McLaughlin talks about a school that lives and breathes a shared understanding of what it means to support a culturally and linguistically diverse community. The main thing that I...

  • Sara Mclaughlin
  • 10th April 2017

EAL and Ofsted

Consider this gem from an Ofsted report: “Pupils … who speak English as an additional language … make progress in line with other pupils.” (Horsendale Primary School, Nottingham, July 2013)....

  • Graham
  • 1st March 2017

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Online Course

Underpinning the EAL Academy's work is the belief that rather than posing a problem, EAL learners present schools with...

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As a support to our consultancy and training work, we have a developed a number of resources for teachers...

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Our training takes many different forms: from the single day course attended by a teacher through to our in-class...

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