Guiding Learners Using EAL Through the School Transition Process (Webinar)

This webinar will introduce new guidance on how to support learners using EAL through school transitions, and case studies of good practice.

This practical webinar will introduce the highlights of a new guidance document produced by The Bell Foundation on how to support learners using English as an Additional Language (EAL) through the school transition process. Concrete examples of the guidance in action will be provided through case studies of effective practice in supporting transitions from different schools and at different phases and stages.

Areas of focus will include:

  • The specific challenges that the school transition process bring to pupils using EAL and their families;
  • What primary schools can do for their EAL pupils approaching transition;
  • Preparing pupils for the transition in class and at school;
  • What primary and secondary schools can do together;
  • What secondary schools can do for new year 7s who use EAL and for learners approaching key stage 4-5 transition;
  • Examples of effective practice in schools.

Who should register for the webinar

  • All school staff including teaching assistants;
  • EAL coordinators;
  • Governors;
  • Headteachers and other school leaders (primary and secondary);
  • Local education authority staff;
  • School senior leadership;
  • Teaching assistants (primary and secondary);
  • Teachers (primary and secondary).

Why you should register for this webinar

  • Ability to pose questions regarding effective practices to support the key transitions of pupils using EAL;
  • A great opportunity for participants to have direct access to expert advice;
  • Introduction to the latest guidance from The Bell Foundation on supporting transitions;
  • Time-saving, one-hour intensive session with Q&A;
  • Access to session recording;
  • First to hear about future webinars and how to sign up.

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:

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.

Ticket sales close 6 July 2023, 14:00 UK time.

Your trainers

Sarah Moodie has worked as a trainer for The Bell Foundation since February 2021. She has over 30 years of experience in a range of ELT settings including language schools, secondary schools, local education authorities and a UK university. She has also been a mainstream teacher. Sarah has an MA in Applied Linguistics as well as an ESOL focused PGCE (secondary) and two postgraduate diplomas.

Sarah Stanbrook is SEN / Inclusion Manager at Waulud Primary School and Nursery in Luton.

Laura Tarantini-Amor has been a teacher, SENDCo, head of department and leader in challenging secondary settings for 22 years. She is an MFL specialist in Spanish and an examiner for Edexcel. She also has an MA in Bilingual Learners in Urban Educational Settings, is a qualified SENDCo and a Specialist Assessor. She has authored a blog called EAL Made Easy and has delivered CPD in EAL best practice and pedagogy, SEND and the cross-over between learning and language acquisition needs. She currently works as an EAL&SEND Consultant for the Harris Federation and works across secondary and primary settings. Her great interest is the interplay between language and cognition, specifically around trauma and language development.

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