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Supporting English as an Additional Language Students in Secondary education

Our Expert Speaker Programme offers valuable CPD for education professionals on a variety of topics


When is it?

Thursday 8th December 2022, 4:00 – 5:00pm

HOW TO BOOK

*Please note, we require a minimum of 5 attendees to run these sessions. You will be notified if there is a problem with your booking


The talk will focus on best practice and provision for students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) in the secondary phase of education. It will include a review of what the research tells us about students with EAL, whilst providing practical strategies that subject teachers can use to support new arrivals who may be new to the English language, including Late Arrivals (international new arrivals who go into Key Stage 4). The talk will also cover strategies suitable for more advanced students with EAL, allowing time to consider how best to support these students to prepare for post-16 education.

  • Subject teachers in secondary schools
  • Learning support staff in secondary schools
  • EAL leads in schools
  • inclusion Leads in schools
  • senior Leaders with responsibility for EAL/inclusion

By joining the session, you will:
  • Understand the core principles underpinning best practice in relation to students with EAL (secondary phase of education)
  • Be introduced to a range of strategies that can support students with EAL to access the mainstream curriculum
  • Explore additional considerations for educational professionals who support students with EAL, including Late Arrivals

Presenter Information

Sarah Coles has worked in the field of EAL for 25 years, initially as a Specialist Teacher Advisor and more recently as a Consultant and Team Leader. She is currently working
towards a PhD at the University of Reading for which she is researching the language learning experiences of UK-born bilingual learners.