The Bell Foundation’s series of free EAL webinars are aimed at developing and embedding expertise amongst senior leaders and EAL staff in school, as well as policy-makers, and academics.
Each webinar session will provide participants with unrivalled access to either academics, who will introduce participants to their research, discuss key findings and recommendations for policy and practice, and answer questions from participants during the session; or to EAL expert practitioners who will discuss their experience of working in this field, provide evidence-informed best practice advice and access to tools and resources, and answer questions during the session.
Each webinar will provide participants with:
- Access to leaders in the field
- Latest research, resources and tools
- A time-saving, one-hour intensive session with Q&A
- Access to video recording of the webinar after the event
- First to hear about future webinars and how to sign up
Upcoming webinar times and topics are as follows:
- Thursday 28 February 2019, 10.00-11.00am – ‘The case for EAL Assessment’, hosted by Professor Constant Leung, King's College London, and Katherine Solomon, The Bell Foundation. Professor Leung has worked for many years in the field of second/additional language education. Academic and research interests include classroom pedagogy, content and language-integrated curriculum development, language assessment, academic literacies and language policy. Professor Leung is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Find out more and book your place here.
- Thursday 28 March 2019, 4.00-5.00pm – ‘Educational Outcomes of Children with EAL’, hosted by Jo Hutchinson, Director for Social Mobility and Vulnerable Learners, Education Policy Institute. In addition to ‘Educational Outcomes of Children with EAL’ Jo’s publications include ‘School inspection in England: Is there room to improve?’ and ‘Divergent pathways: the disadvantage gap, accountability and the pupil premium’. Jo was a co-author of ‘Closing the gap? Trends in educational attainment and disadvantage’ and ‘Grammar schools and social mobility’.
- Date to be announced – ‘Becoming confident in grammar for the classroom’
- Date to be announced – ‘EAL and Initial Teacher Training’
To find out more about, and book your place at, each webinar, please revisit this page three weeks before the webinar.
- ‘English as an Additional Language and educational achievement in England’, hosted by Professor Steve Strand, University of Oxford. During the webinar Professor Strand examined the key findings from two of his research reports, ‘English as an Additional Language, proficiency in English and pupils’ educational achievement: An analysis of Local Authority data’ and 'English as an Additional Language (EAL) and educational achievement in England: An analysis of the National Pupil Database'. Watch the webinar recording here.
To keep up to date with developments in our EAL Programme, and to receive notifications of new webinars, please complete the Contact Us form.