Leading a Whole-School Strategy for EAL (Online Course)

This course provides school leaders with evidence-based guidance and resources to advance a whole-school strategy for EAL provision.

This online course is designed for practitioners in school leadership roles who are seeking evidence-based guidance and resources for implementing a whole-school strategy for English as an Additional Language (EAL) in primary and secondary schools. The course explores how changing demographics, current policies, and staff training needs impact EAL provision. Participants will consider factors that influence academic attainment for learners using EAL and explore a research-informed model of inclusive pedagogy as it relates to their own context. Practical tools to support a whole-school strategy will be provided.

The course includes three online modules and is designed to work around the busy lives of those working in schools. With three hours of online study over a four-week period, this course enables you to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and consider relevance to your context. The course is designed to be highly interactive and collaborative, with opportunities to work with other course participants, course tutors and course material. Module two consists of a live webinar with opportunities to ask questions and share best practice in real time. Tickets are available for either primary or secondary practitioners.

A certificate will be awarded for successful completion of the course.

Course dates: 6 June - 30 June.

Ticket sales close Tuesday 30 May 4pm (UK time).

Your trainer, Sheila

Photo of Sheila Hopkins, Trainer

Sheila Hopkins joined The Bell Foundation as a trainer in November 2020. She has previous experience as an EAL specialist in primary and secondary education and over 15 years of experience as a teacher educator in continued professional development and initial teacher training programmes at the university level in the United States. She holds an MA in TESOL along with qualifications in primary and ESL teaching.

Among her most rewarding work has been the management of numerous grants providing training to teachers and administrators working with EAL students in partnership with local schools and education authorities. Her professional interests include academic language development through the lens of functional linguistics and promoting an assets-based approach to working with multilingual students and families.

Your trainer, Emily

Emily Curran joined The Bell Foundation as a trainer in September 2018. Prior to joining The Bell Foundation, Emily worked in English Language Teaching (ELT) and taught both adults and young learners in the UK and Thailand respectively, before going on to become a teacher trainer in the ELT sector. Emily has a CELTA and DELTA and has also worked closely with Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign (CRRC) as a liaison for the English Language Provision. 

Who is this course for?

  • Senior leaders
  • Middle leaders
  • EAL specialists
  • SENCOs
  • Subject coordinators

Module One:

Pre-webinar online tasks: completed at your own pace over a seven-day period.

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.

Module Two:

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors:

  • Primary: Wednesday `14 June 16:00-17:00
  • Secondary: Thursday 15 June 16:00 – 17:00

Time commitment: 60 minutes.

Module Three:

Post webinar online tasks: completed at your own pace over a two-week period.

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.

Please note: this course is not available to international schools. Please click here to view our upcoming Language for Results International online courses.

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