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The Bell Foundation is developing a new ESOL Programme which will include investment in projects and partnerships which improve outcomes for ESOL learners.
Working in partnership, the Foundation will test and trial ESOL approaches which will enable learners to achieve their aspirations. In partnership, the Foundation will work to convene local and national stakeholders in ESOL, provide monitoring and evaluation support.
The Foundation is not currently seeking new partnerships for the ESOL Programme, but it is expected that the grants application process will open again in mid-2022.
Below is more information on the partnerships from the pilot phase of the ESOL Programme.
Projects would aim to address one or multiple elements of the below:
The Foundation is interested in exploring partnerships which:
The Foundation is interested in transferring trial approaches from other areas of education and adult learning into ESOL, recognising that learners may need to have other needs met in order to meaningfully engage in ESOL provision.
During the pilot phase of the ESOL Programme, the Foundation has partnered with UCL, to investigate the attainment and progression of young people who use English as a second or additional language. More information on this partnership can be found on the ESOL Partners page.
The Foundation has also partnered with organisations who work directly with refugees and young people seeking asylum as part of the ESOL Programme:
You can read more about these partnerships in this blog.
Additional partnership information is available on the Partner with Us page.
The Foundation is not currently looking to develop new partnerships, while the objectives of the programme are being developed and agreed. If you would like to register your interest in partnering with the Foundation in the future please use the Contact Us form.
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