Supporting early career teachers with learners using EAL: why and how

This free webinar introduces an evidence-informed approach to mentoring early career teachers focused on adapting teaching for EAL learners.

The webinar will explain why it is important to introduce an explicit focus on supporting pupils using EAL in early career mentoring materials. It will also discuss how early career teachers can be effectively supported to adapt their teaching, enabling EAL learners to fully access the curriculum. Mentoring questions and examples of supplementary activities with a focus on EAL will be provided, and participants will have opportunities to explore these and make their own suggestions.

Areas of focus will include:

  • Advice on how to supplement generic mentoring materials and activities for early career teachers with a focus on English as an Additional Language (EAL).
  • An evidence-informed approach to supporting mentees during mentoring meetings so that they can successfully adapt teaching to meet the learning needs of pupils using EAL.

Your trainer, Silvana

Silvana Richardson  joined The Bell Foundation in 2012 and currently works for the Foundation as Strategic Education Advisor. She is also the Head of Education at Bell Educational Services, and Academic Director of Bell Teacher Academy, a summer school for teachers, teacher educators and school leaders from all over the world. She holds an MA in Teacher Education, is PGCE and DELTA qualified, and has trained teachers, teacher educators and middle and senior school leaders both in the UK and abroad. Silvana has taught in secondary schools, further and higher education institutions, and is a published author and regular speaker at national and international conferences and guest lecturer in Initial Teacher Education programmes. 

Who should register for the webinar

  • Mentors working with Early Careers Teachers.
  • Tutors of Early Career Programmes (Full induction, Core induction and School-based induction programmes).

Why you should register for this webinar

  • The chance to pose questions regarding support for early career teachers.
  • Access to session recording and mentoring resources focusing on EAL.
  • A great opportunity for participants to have direct access to expert advice from The Bell Foundation.  
  • Time-saving, one-hour intensive session with Q&A.  
  • 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 end Wednesday 13 October 2pm.

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