Early Career Teachers and EAL (Webinar)

This webinar launches a series of self-study modules for early career teachers (ECTs) and ECT mentors focused on working with learners using English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Nearly one in five learners in England today are multilingual, yet a recent report from the Department for Education (DfE), "Working lives of teachers and leaders" (April 2023), found that early career teachers felt least prepared to teach in multilingual classrooms compared to all other training areas.

With this in mind, The Bell Foundation is excited to launch a new series of freely available self-study training modules for early career teachers (ECTs) and ECT mentors. The new modules, which align to the standards of the Early Career Framework, are designed to support ECTs to learn and apply distinct multilingual approaches that promote learning and opportunities for all pupils using EAL.    

This webinar will give an overview of the new modules, exploring how they can be most effectively used by both teachers and mentors.  

The modules will be launched in the webinar, or you can sign up to the newsletter to receive them in your inbox.

Areas of focus will include: 

  • An overview of the modules; 
  • A taster of the content; 
  • Information on how to access the modules; 
  • Opportunities for questions. 

Who should register for the webinar

  • Early career teachers; 
  • Early career teacher mentors; 
  • Headteachers;  
  • Trust leaders;  
  • EAL coordinators.

If you have any questions that specifically relate to the webinar topic which you would like answered during the live session you can send them to: webinar@bell-foundation.org.uk

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

The webinar URL will be issued 90 minutes before the session. When you receive the webinar URL, please check that it takes you to the event room, if not, please email info@bell-foundation.org.uk. Please note that you will not be able to log in to the webinar event room in advance. Please check your ‘junk’ folder if you have not received this information one hour before the event.  

Ticket sales close at 4:00pm (UK time) on 12 September.

Your trainer, Sheila

Sheila Hopkins has been with The Bell Foundation since 2020. She holds an MA in TESOL plus qualifications in primary education and EAL teachingShe has worked as an EAL specialist in schools and as an EAL educator in initial teacher training and continued professional development courses at the university level in the United States. Her EAL work with The Bell Foundation focuses on initial teacher education, early career teachers and senior leaders. 

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