News: New guidance for Senior Leaders and EAL specialists participating in allocation of exam grades to pupils with EAL

The unprecedented cancellation of exams for pupils completing their GCSEs and A-levels this year has implications for the attainment the 1.5 million pupils who use English as an Additional Language (EAL). Research would suggest that these implications are particularly important for those pupils who are new to English and those who entered the English system … 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

New Report: Proficiency in English is central to understanding the educational attainment of learners using EAL, but how long does it take to achieve, and what support do these learners need?

Research ‘English as an Additional Language: Proficiency in English, educational achievement and rate of progression in English language learning’¹ published today by the University of Oxford, The Bell Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy is the latest report in a research programme on English as an Additional Language (EAL).  The report provides vital insights into how long … Continued