100% of the 2019 course participants said they would recommend their course(s) to a colleague. Participants said:
“It was a great opportunity to get up to date information and to share and discuss ideas with other EAL co-ordinators. There was a huge amount of information and resources which will really help support our EAL learners.”
“The trainers were very friendly and immediately put the attendees at ease. It was a great opportunity to put questions to experts in the field of EAL, learn from their tips and guidance, as well as obtaining tried and tested, effective pedagogy ideas from educational professionals who were attending the course themselves.”
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 is usually held during the last week of August. To register your interest and to receive notification when the 2020 programme is published please complete the Contact Us form including ‘Summer School’ in the message section.