Summer School

Recommendation rate (2019 Summer School participants): 95%

“It was a great opportunity to get up to date information and to share and discuss ideas ... There was a huge amount of information & resources which will really help support our EAL learners.” (2019 Summer School participant)

The Bell Foundation’s Summer School is a series of one-day English as an Additional Language (EAL) training courses for primary and secondary school practitioners.  The courses aim to support school staff working in multilingual, multicultural and diverse classrooms.  There are now over 1.5 million learners who speak English as an Additional Language, a figure which has more than doubled over the last ten years. Despite the growing numbers of EAL learners, research shows that training and support for schools, teachers and pupils remains inconsistent and can be difficult to access.

All Bell Foundation courses are informed by the latest research on English as an Additional Language, Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development. The courses also draw on the latest developments in pedagogy and the education sector, and are designed to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence of school staff so they can provide more effective support for EAL learners.  In these evidence-informed, practical and active courses participants explore what schools will need to focus on regarding teaching and learning in diverse multilingual classrooms to meet the needs of their EAL pupils.

Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) the 2020 Summer School programme has been cancelled. However, our webinars and online courses will continue. For more information on these training opportunities please visit our Events Page