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Silver EAL Quality Mark Award for Prendergast Ladywell School

The EAL team at Prendergast Ladywell, a secondary school in Lewisham, is led by Tuba Bauhofer, a long-standing member of staff who originally joined the predecessor school (Crofton Secondary School)....

  • Graham Smith
  • 16th May 2022

Sydenham Primary School’s Second Gold EAL Quality Mark

The best place to start explaining what is so special about Sydenham is the front door. Walk through it and behind the desk is a UK born Panjabi speaker who...

  • Graham Smith
  • 12th May 2022

Gold EAL Quality Mark Award for the British International School in Ukraine

It will not be a surprise to learn that the British International School Ukraine has had a tough time recently. Nonetheless, after evacuating its staff from Ukraine, it rapidly created...

  • Graham Smith
  • 9th May 2022

EAL Academy Newsletter May 2022

Welcome to our third newsletter of 2022. In this issue – Resources you can access for free – New free webinar in the changing the conversation series – Areas with...

  • Rebecca Smith
  • 29th April 2022

Learning from my own language learning

For many years my advice on what to do with EAL learners has had two key elements. Firstly, you learn how to communicate in a language by being in an...

  • Graham Smith
  • 22nd April 2022

Gold EAL Quality Mark for Great Denham

Great Denham Primary School opened in 2012 with just 100 pupils. It now has 580 on roll. The school is situated on a relatively new and aspirational housing development on...

  • Graham Smith
  • 22nd April 2022

EAL Academy Newsletter March 2022

Welcome to our second newsletter of 2022. In this issue – Take a look at our free resources – Celebrate your achievements with the EAL Quality Mark – EAL funding...

  • Rebecca Smith
  • 9th March 2022

Chiaka Amadi on Leading EAL in Secondary Schools

Schools with no pupils with English as an additional language (EAL) account for only 0.5% of state funded mainstream English secondary schools. Schools with more 100 EAL pupils are almost...

  • Graham Smith
  • 10th February 2022

Lynsey Irish on the journey from EAL course student to Leading EAL in Primary Schools course tutor

I am the EAL Co-ordinator at a Somerset primary school. Eighteen months ago I was asked to help develop and to tutor The EAL Academy’s online course Leading EAL in...

  • Graham Smith
  • 24th January 2022
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