Flexible and varied training options with The EAL Academy

The EAL Academy offers a range of approaches to assist schools in addressing the diverse needs of their pupils, including those with English as an additional language.

Bringing together specialists in English as an additional language, ethnic minority achievement, and the teaching of academic language, we offer training which is firmly rooted in whole school development, empowering teachers and leaders to effect change throughout the school.

Our training takes many different forms: from the single day course attended by a teacher through to our in-class coaching teacher development programme, we offer training which is adaptable to your needs and situation.

 

Training

Training Courses

Bringing together specialists in English as an additional language, ethnic minority achievement and the teaching of academic language, the EAL Academy’s short courses offer training which is firmly rooted in whole school development, empowering teachers and leaders to effect change throughout the school.

The EAL Academy offers a range of courses for:

  • Class teachers
  • Teachers across the subject range
  • EAL leads
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Heads and senior managers

School Based Training

All our short courses can be run in-school for multiple members of staff and tailored to your school’s particular needs.  This can be a very effective way of bringing about change across the school and ensuring all staff sign-up.  Our school-based training:

  • will be appropriate to your school’s needs
  • provides training to as many staff as will benefit
  • offers excellent value for money
  • is a particularly effective way of ensuring a whole school approach

In-class coaching

Imagine, an EAL expert working alongside you guiding and helping you in your classroom for a whole morning!

Imagine then if this EAL expert sat down with you to review the morning and help you plan strategies and develop resources so that the next day would be better.

Imagine if that morning turned into six days – six whole days of working closely with your EAL expert.

Imagine if…

Online course

When a day course is just not enough… when you can’t take time out of school to train …  when you really need a more in-depth understanding…  It’s time to enrol in our extended online course.

The only fully interactive and tutored online course of its kind in the UK, the Ethnic Minority Achievement and English as an Additional Language extended online courses will equip teachers, leaders and managers with the knowledge, skills and understanding to take the lead in addressing the needs of  students and pupils who are underachieving …

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What our clients say:
It has been a pleasure working alongside you through the in-class coaching programme. Sam was able to provide bespoke support targeted at the needs of our school and children, supporting us with direct classroom teaching as well as wider guidance for the whole school to benefit from.    

Chelsey Holland

Year 2 Teacher, Cliff Lane Primary School
I wanted to thank you again for such an excellent training session.  The staff were energized and enthused by it and once again it has given the section a powerful platform for us all to develop our practice further.

David Jackson

Deputy Director, Lycée International British Section, Saint-Germain-en-Laye
What an informative, interesting day. Your informal, easy delivery, underlined with intelligence, made for a great INSET.

Jonny Massey

Headteacher, The New School Rome
The EAL Academy works equally effectively in classrooms and at a strategic level. The outcome is more confident schools and much improved results.

Jonathan Lewis

Service Director for Education at Peterborough City Council