Explore our policy recommendations for breaking down language barriers
in schools, adult education, and the criminal justice system.
During school closures most learners will have experienced some degree of learning loss, and that loss is greater for certain groups, for example, those from lower socio-economic households and pupils who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL) who are in the early stages of English language development. Pupils using EAL may also have experienced language learning loss due to less or lack of exposure to English, putting them at a greater disadvantage and lessening their ability to access the curriculum, and perform to their full potential.
To help with this, The Bell Foundation has compiled a list of resources (below) which provide exposure to extended reading, listening and speaking resources. Some resources are curriculum-focused, whereas others are language-focused. This is a ‘living’ resource and will be updated regularly.
Links to the webinar recordings and Great Ideas mentioned in the 'Return to School Guidance Video' can be found in the Guidance and Resources section below.