100% of participants in the 2018 courses rated their overall satisfaction as Good to Excellent and 9.1/10 stated their intention to apply at least one strategy or technique from the training. Participants said the course(s):
“Raised interesting topics and helped me to more clearly understand my role as an EAL Coordinator. It gave me a lot of ideas about directions to take in the future, and the confidence to train teachers to use EAL strategies in the classroom.”
“[Were] excellent courses, very good lead trainers and resources.”
The Bell Foundation’s Summer School is a series of five one-day English as an Additional Language (EAL) training courses for primary and secondary schools. It responds to the challenges that English state schools face in supporting 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 number 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 English as an Additional Language (EAL), Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) research. They are designed to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence of school staff so they can provide more effective support for EAL learners.
The Summer School will be held from 27 to 30 August (inclusive). Courses offered will include: EAL Coordinator, Differentiation in the Classroom, Assessment, Train the Trainer, and Senior Leaders. To register your interest and to receive notification when the 2019 programme is published please complete the Contact Us form including ‘Summer School’ in the message section.