Webinars

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:

  • 'Quality Teaching for EAL Learners in the ITT Core Content Framework' will be presented by Dr Jean Conteh, Leeds University; Naomi Cooper, Sheffield Hallam University and Silvana Richardson, The Bell Foundation, 4.00-5.00pm on Thursday 21 May 2020.  This webinar will explore the implications of the DfE’s ITT Core Content Framework (CCF) for the design of initial teacher training programmes with a focus on preparing student teachers to work in diverse multilingual classrooms and to meet the learning needs of their current and future English as an Additional Language (EAL) pupils. It will introduce a guidance document produced by The Bell Foundation to support ITT programme leads and tutors as they review and redesign their organisation’s ITT curriculum in line with the ITT CCF.  Find out more here.
  • Details on additional webinars will be posted here soon.  To be notified as soon as we publish a new event please follow our Eventbrite page.

To find out more about, and book your place at, each webinar, please revisit this page three weeks before the webinar.

Webinar recordings:

  • ‘English as an Additional Language and educational achievement in England’, hosted by Professor Steve Strand, University of Oxford.  Watch the webinar recording here.
  • ‘A Case for EAL Assessment’, hosted by Professor Constant Leung, King's College London, and Katherine Solomon, The Bell Foundation. Watch the webinar recording here.
  • ‘Educational Outcomes of Children with EAL’, hosted by Jo Hutchinson, Director for Social Mobility and Vulnerable Learners, Education Policy Institute.   Watch the webinar recording here.
  • ‘Becoming confident in grammar for the classroom’, hosted by Katherine Solomon and Emily Curran, The Bell Foundation.   Watch the webinar recording here.
  • ‘EAL and Initial Teacher Training’ hosted by Dr. Yvonne Foley, University of Edinburgh and Dr. Jean Conteh, Leeds University.   Watch the webinar recording here.
  • 'English as an Additional Language and the new Ofsted Framework', hosted by Mark Sims, HMI national lead for English as an Additional Language. Watch the webinar recording here.
  • An introduction to The Bell Foundation EAL Assessment Framework for Schools Version 2.0 and Tracker Tool’, hosted by Katherine Solomon and Emily Curran, The Bell Foundation. Watch the webinar recording here.
  • Great Ideas for Learners using EAL: Substitution Tables’, hosted by Emily Curran and Kamil Trzebiatowski, The Bell Foundation. Watch the webinar recording here.
  • Newly arrived pupils who are New to English’ presented by Kamil Trzebiatowski and Catherine Brennan, The Bell Foundation.  Watch the webinar recording here.
  • How long does it take to acquire Proficiency in English?’ presented by Professor Steve Strand, University of Oxford. Watch the webinar recording here.
  • 'Developing induction programmes for newly arrived pupils using EAL' presented by Kamil Trzebiatowski, The Bell Foundation. Watch the recording here.
  • 'Expert advice on supporting the learning of EAL pupils during and after school closures' was a special joint event between The Bell Foundation and NALDIC, the National Association for Language. Watch the recording here.
  • 'Supporting the home learning of EAL pupils'. Series of three webinars:

Supporting the home learning of primary EAL pupils 

Supporting the home learning of secondary EAL pupils 

Assessing the learning of EAL pupils

  • 'Expert advice on supporting the learning of EAL pupils during and after school closures' this was the second time this special joint event between The Bell Foundation and NALDIC was held. Watch the recording here.
  • EAL Assessment Framework for Schools Version 2.0 and Tracker Tool' webinar was presented by Katherine Solomon and Emily Curran, The Bell Foundation.  Watch the recording here.
  • How parents can use home languages to support the home learning and school work of EAL pupils' was presented by Dr Olga Cara, UCL Institute of Education. Watch the 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.