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.

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

EAL Academy Newsletter January 2022

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2022. We hope that your year has got off to a happy and healthy start. In this issue: >Take a look at our free...

  • Rebecca Smith
  • 17th January 2022

EAL Academy Newsletter November 2021

Welcome to our newsletter. In this issue: >Book your place on our free webinars >Access our free resources >Find out about languages spoken in schools >Sign up for our accredited online EAL...

  • Rebecca Smith
  • 8th November 2021

What data did for me: part 1

I am often asked about the graphs I post on social media that try to present a little of the vast wealth of education data in the public domain, especially...

  • Graham Smith
  • 2nd November 2021

“Academic language is…no one’s mother tongue”

I suspect I have been dipping in and out of Pierre Bordieu since before Robert Sharples was born. So how did I not know that wonderful academic language line from...

  • Graham Smith
  • 1st October 2021

EAL Academy Newsletter September 2021

This is our first newsletter of the new school year.  We are delighted to be to spending much more time in schools in person this term, but also maintaining our online offer....

  • Graham Smith
  • 8th September 2021
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