Blog: New research on EAL learners shows the importance of looking behind headline attainment data

The Bell Foundation, together with Unbound Philanthropy and the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, has published research on the educational attainment of children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) undertaken by Professor Steve Strand and Dr Ariel Lindorff. Hot on the heels of the report ‘English as an Additional Language: Proficiency … Continued

Blog: The three admission phases for new arrivals using English as an Additional Language (EAL)

The simplicity of the term ‘English as an Additional Language’ (EAL) masks the complexity and diversity of this group of learners, and new arrivals are no different. Their language proficiency can range from ‘New to English’ to ‘Fluent¹’. The young person can arrive at any age, and different learners come from different socio-economic and educational … Continued