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

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