EAL Assessment: Working with The Bell Foundation’s EAL Assessment Framework for Schools

28 August 2018 10:00 am - 16:00 pm

This practical course for primary and secondary practitioners aims to support schools to embed effective practices for assessing English language proficiency that will lead to more targeted in-class support and improved EAL learner outcomes. It will introduce guidance, strategies and resources to enhance the ways schools and teachers draw on assessment information on English language proficiency to improve teaching and learning, and to ensure that all learners with EAL are able to fully access the curriculum. This course introduces practitioners to The Bell Foundation’s EAL Assessment Framework for Schools and provides advice on how it can be used to monitor progress and set relevant teaching and learning targets.

This course covers:

  • Why EAL assessment is important, and what constitutes effective EAL assessment
  • How to use the EAL Assessment Framework for Schools to arrive at a best fit judgement of language proficiency, monitor on-going progress and set appropriate language learning targets
  • A range of strategies and resources to help embed effective assessment practices

This course is suitable for:

  • Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
  • EAL co-ordinators
  • Staff with responsibility for EAL


Please download the course flyer: EAL Assessment Course 2018


“Thank you to all of you that put so much into delivering the training days, they were so informative, I feel much more confident going into the new school year with the new Framework and left with lots of helpful information and resource ideas.”  EAL co-ordinator (2017 Summer School participant)

The Bell Foundation’s Assessment Framework is a phenomenal piece of work by leading experts in the field that does the ‘heavy-lifting’ for schools when it comes to assessing the proficiency of students. This is a tool that will enable schools not only to easily and effectively identify the level that students are at (either for summative assessment or as a day-to-day formative tool), but also shows clear progression and the path every EAL learner needs to take at each assessment point.”  Teaching School Director


100% recommendation rate, 2017 Assessment course


This course is part of The Bell Foundation’s Summer School 2018 which consists of five one-day EAL training courses.



To book on this course please click on the ‘Register Now’ button at either the top or the bottom of this page.  This will take you to another site, if you are unable to make payment for the course through this site please contact The Bell Foundation, info@bell-foundation.org.uk and include ‘Summer School’ in the subject line and the name of the course in the body of the email.

Full joining instructions will be sent to participants one month prior to the course.


£180 (includes lunch and refreshments)


This course will be held at the Bell School Cambridge which provides modern teaching facilities set within beautiful grounds near the centre of Cambridge and the railway station.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited car parking is available on site on a first come first served basis. Please highlight whether you will require a car parking space by contacting The Bell Foundation at info@bell-foundation.org.uk. It is not possible to guarantee a car parking space however the Foundation will accommodate requests where possible.

The nearest mainline railway station is: Cambridge. There is a taxi rank at the station and buses run from there to the venue on a regular basis.

Further information on directions and travel options will be provided in the joining instructions.


Lunch and light refreshments are included as part of your ticket price. If you have any dietary requirements please email info@bell-foundation.org.uk including ‘Summer School 2018’ in the subject line and the name of the course in the email.


Accommodation is not provided with the workshop. However, there are many hotels near the venue, details of which will be sent out with the joining instructions.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding this course, or the full Summer School programme, please call the team on 01223 275588 or email info@bell-foundation.org.uk including ‘Summer School 2018’ in the subject line and the name of the course in the main body of the email.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your ticket with you (either on your phone or a printed copy) and present it to the Welcome team on arrival.

Your data

As a result of you registering for this course The Bell Foundation will retain your personal data (including your name, address, email address, dietary requirements and any additional information you provide) which will be processed to fulfil the Foundation’s contractual obligations to you as a participant of this course. The Foundation will retain this data for six years after the completion of the course in line with normal statutory requirements.

If you wish to receive details of future events, EAL resources and research and other relevant information from The Bell Foundation please tick ‘Yes’ when asked about future mailings on the ‘Checkout’ page on the booking site as without this consent the Foundation can only send you information directly related to this course. The Bell Foundation does not share any data with other third parties.