News: Guidance on ‘Integrating students using EAL into mainstream lessons’ has been published by The Bell Foundation

Following an extended period away from the classroom, many pupils who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) are returning to school having had limited access to good models of English language.  Learners in the earliest stages of language acquisition will be at the greatest disadvantage. Successfully integrating students into high-quality mainstream lessons provides valuable … Continued

Closing the linguistic learning gap

The Bell Foundation has released the following statement in regard to the 2020 GCSE results: The GCSE results published today are based on teacher assessment grades.  Guidance issued by Ofqual earlier this year on how to assign pupil grades stated ‘For students with English as an additional language (EAL), schools and colleges should consider the … Continued

Report examines how international education systems make their schools more inclusive for multilingual learners

The report ‘Language, education and social justice: International strategies for systems change in multilingual schools’¹ presents practical ideas for schools, training providers and the Government, based on studying and visiting international contexts, on how to design a more equitable, inclusive and coherent education system in England with better outcomes for multilingual learners.  This is particularly … Continued