Helen Handford

Helen is a qualified EAL teacher, trainer and consultant with over 25 years’ experience in developing language and literacy across the curriculum in diverse, multilingual primary and secondary school contexts. She specialises in optimising pupil outcomes through strategic, whole-school approaches to the development of academic registers of language.

Her background is in applied linguistics and she provides both bespoke and accredited training and coaching around all aspects of EAL and literacy development. She is a trained tutor for the internationally acclaimed success in literacy courses ‘How Language Works’, ‘Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms – Language in Learning across the Curriculum’ (LiLaC) and ‘Literacy for Learning’.

Alongside her work in schools, Helen has been a university-based senior teaching fellow on initial teacher training programmes for secondary English and is involved in both national and international research into language in learning.

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