Developing Effective EAL Provision: The Journey to Quality (Webinar)

This webinar will feature a panel of international school leaders sharing how they have implemented outstanding EAL provision at their schools.

The process of developing high quality and impactful EAL provision is vital for international schools which are seeing an overall increase in the number of plurilingual pupils using EAL. This webinar features a panel discussion facilitated by Silvana Richardson from The Bell Foundation with Jacob Huckle (Dulwich College Suzhou) and Liam Mernagh (formerly of Oryx International School, Doha; currently of Doha English Speaking School) about their experiences working with The Bell Foundation to enhance EAL provision.  

By hearing first-hand accounts of how different schools have approached the challenges of bringing the best out of their plurilingual learners, participants will come away with practical ideas and inspiration they can apply in their own setting. The webinar will also include a Q&A section where participants can pose questions to the panellists.  

Areas of focus will include:

  • Approaches to developing inclusive leadership for EAL;
  • Ways to encourage a whole-school approach to EAL provision;
  • Methods for collecting and using data about plurilingual learners;
  • Implementing consistent assessment for EAL throughout your school.

Who should register for the webinar

  • International school leaders (incl. senior and middle leaders);
  • EAL coordinators/EAL leads.

Please note: this webinar is for international participants only. Please click here to view our upcoming webinars and online courses for those living and working in the UK.

Why you should register for the webinar

  • Greater awareness of principled approaches to strengthening EAL provision in an international school context;
  • A better understanding of how to develop an inclusive asset-based ethos towards EAL in an international school setting;
  • Greater awareness of practical methods for collecting and using assessment data to inform effective EAL provision;
  • An opportunity to ask questions about specific challenges you face in strengthening EAL provision in your setting;
  • Timesaving, one-hour intensive session with Q&A;
  • Access to session recording;
  • First to hear about future webinars and how to sign up.

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If the webinar is full, please complete the wait list form during the booking process on Eventbrite and you will be contacted if a place becomes available. Everyone on the wait list will be sent a copy of the webinar recording.

Ticket sales close 12 March 2024 8:30 UK time (UTC+0).

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Your speakers

Jacob Huckle has been teaching and leading EAL in China since 2012. He is currently Head of Multilingual Learning at Dulwich College Suzhou and is also studying part-time for a Doctorate in Education at the University of Bath, researching multilingualism and interculturality in international schooling. As well as presenting at conferences and facilitating professional development workshops, he enjoys writing about EAL, multilingualism, inclusion, and intercultural understanding for various publications.#

Liam Mernagh has been teaching for twelve years across three schools, one school in East London and two schools internationally in Qatar. Liam is currently completing his NPQH and has led EAL at his previous school, which has over 100 different nationalities and languages spoken. He recently led a highly successful ALFRI accreditation with The Bell Foundation, becoming the first school within the Orbital Education Group to receive ‘Exemplary’ in all seven dimensions. 

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