The Bell Foundation

We work in partnership to create opportunities and change lives through language education for excluded individuals and communities. We also aim to change practice, policy and systems for children, adults and communities in the UK disadvantaged through language.

The Bell Foundation Blog

Our blog provides informative, thought provoking insights into the latest research, evidence-informed interventions, practical resources and best practice

EAL Assessment Framework for Schools

The Framework includes early years foundation stage, primary and secondary support strategies and provides practical ways to support EAL learners at each stage of their language development

EAL Nexus - Resources

The EAL Nexus website provides FREE high quality resources and information to help mainstream teachers effectively teach and support learners with EAL

Updates from The Bell Foundation

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Changing lives and overcoming exclusion through language education

We offer two programmes:

EAL Programme

Our EAL programme seeks to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children in the UK who have English as an Additional Language, in order to benefit the individual child and society as a whole.

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Criminal Justice Programme

The Bell Foundation's Criminal Justice Programme seeks to break down the language barrier to accessing justice and rehabilitation for individuals in contact with the criminal justice system for whom English is an additional language.

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Research & Policy

EAL and Educational Achievement

Cash for pupils without English as a first language should be better targeted, as research shows big difference in results.
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Language Development and School Achievement

This report presents the findings from a three year research project by a multidisciplinary team at the University of Cambridge…
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Policy, Pedagogy and Pupil Perceptions

A research partnership between The Bell Foundation and the Centre for Education for Racial Equality (CERES), University of Edinburgh
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