Guidance for Schools

Guidance for schools working with families of learners who use EAL

Guidance for teachers to support parents/carers of EAL pupils during school closures (1)
Guidance for teachers to support parents/carers of EAL pupils during school closures (2)

During school closures many parents need to take on additional educator-like responsibilities whilst staying at home. Parents of learners who use EAL might be anxious about this situation as well, particularly where they also experience an English language barrier.

This page presents The Bell Foundation guidance and resources for schools to work more effectively with parents of learners who use EAL. This is a ‘living’ list and will be updated regularly.

EAL guidance videos

The videos above and below provide EAL teaching guidance and strategies specific to the home learning context:

Communicating school information to parents and carers of EAL pupils

Guidance Documents

The Bell Foundation has developed guidance to support practitioners to work with the parents of learners who use EAL with the aim of improving learning outcomes. The guidance draws on research around parental involvement and offers practical recommendations for schools on how to maximise parental involvement.

Further Reading

The following blogs provide additional advice and guidance.