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Free resource highlighting best practice in supporting pupils with EAL


With more than 1 in 5 primary pupils identified as using English as an additional language, linguistic diversity is a feature of many classrooms. In this Best Practice Focus, The Bell Foundation has drafted in their experts Glynis Lloyd, Sarah Moodie and Sheila Hopkins, to describe a whole-school framework for building an inclusive approach to address the social, pastoral and academic needs of multilingual pupils. The advice covers a range of good practices, looking at a whole-school approach to EAL, how schools can be linguistically inclusive, and considering what good EAL policies and governance look like. It covers language assessment, the curriculum and teaching, as well as CPD for school staff.

The authors have an archive of best practice articles at The Bell Foundation.