EAL Co-ordinator Training: Embedding a Whole School Approach to Improving Outcomes for Learners with EAL

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

This practical course, with newly developed content, aims to enhance the way EAL co-ordinators work with teachers and teaching assistants in primary and secondary settings, enabling them to plan and prioritise effective provision for EAL learners. It will introduce guidance, strategies and resources to build upon existing skills, and consider ways in which EAL co-ordinators can help colleagues to embed a whole school approach to support EAL learners. Participants will develop an understanding of how best to meet the needs of all EAL learners through effective assessment, planning and provision that integrates a targeted language focus in all classrooms. Practitioners will work together in the morning and then split into primary and secondary phases for the afternoon session.

This course covers:

  • Key roles and responsibilities of the EAL co-ordinator
  • Strategies and resources for assessing strengths and areas for development in EAL provision at a whole school level
  • Strategies and resources for inductions, planning, assessment and in-class language support for learners with EAL

This course is suitable for:

  • EAL co-ordinators
  • Heads of department
  • Other school staff with responsibility for EAL


Please download the course flyer: EAL Co-ordinator Course 2018


“I found the week very interesting and stimulating and have certainly taken away ideas I can put into practice with my colleagues.”  EAL co-ordinator (2017 Summer School participant)


100% recommendation rate, 2017 EAL Co-ordinator 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.