How to Work With EAL Parents

This guidance provides four recommendations for practitioners on working with the parents of pupils who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) so they can support their child’s learning at home. It draws on research around parental involvement in children’s learning with a particular focus on the learning of children who use EAL. The recommendations are likely to support children’s learning at any time but may be particularly important when children are learning or completing tasks at home.

This guidance is modelled on, and draws from the four recommendations in the Education Endowment Foundation’s Guidance report Working with Parents to Support Children’s Learning.

  1. Critically review how you work with parents
  2. Provide practical strategies to support learning at home
  3. Tailor school communications to encourage positive dialogue about learning
  4. Offer more sustained and intensive support where needed

Upcoming courses and webinars

Introduction to EAL Assessment MOOC (Webinar)

Date
29 February 2024
Time
4:00pm
Price
Free
Type
Webinar

CPD on EAL: Using the Foundation’s Classroom Guidance and Strategies (Webinar)

Date
20 March 2024
Time
4:00pm
Price
Free
Type
Webinar

Supporting New Arrivals Who Are New to English (Online Course)

Date
16 April 2024
Time
9:00am
Price
£40-£60
Type
Online course

Embedding EAL Assessment (Online Course)

Date
4 June 2024
Time
9:00am
Price
£40-£60
Type
Online course