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

Improving the delivery of VET mobility programmes in the EU – Erasmus

In June we met with our Erasmus+ Interculturality-Mobility project partners in Nicosia, Cyprus, for the programme’s final conference and partnership meeting. Further information on the event can be found in the...

  • Rebecca Smith
  • 26th July 2018

First special school to win Gold Award for the EAL Quality Mark

When I visited The Phoenix School in Peterborough in June, it was just over a year on from its being awarded the Silver EAL Quality Mark. During that visit our...

  • Graham Smith
  • 23rd July 2018

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...

  • Rebecca Smith
  • 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 Smith
  • 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 Smith
  • 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 Smith
  • 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 Smith
  • 23rd May 2017

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