Supporting New Arrivals who are New to English (Online Course)

This course supports teachers in meeting the needs of newly arrived pupils who are new to English, including learners who are seeking refuge.

This online course is for primary and secondary school staff seeking guidance, strategies and resources for supporting newly arrived pupils who are new to English, including those who are refugees or asylum seekers. This highly practical, evidence-informed course will explore what support needs to be in place for learners who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) during the following stages:

  • Before admission;
  • Before the pupil starts;
  • In their first days, and;
  • During the initial weeks.

The course considers the key roles and responsibilities for all staff in developing a whole-school approach to supporting newly arrived pupils who are new to English.

This three-module online course is designed to work around the busy lives of those working in schools - tickets are available for either primary or secondary practitioners. 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.

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

Course dates: 2 May - 26 May 2023.

Ticket sales close Tuesday 25 April 4pm (UK time).

Your trainer, Karen

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Karen Warwick joined The Bell Foundation as a trainer in November 2020. She has worked as an EAL specialist teacher in a range of primary schools as part of a large EAL team in London and Wales for the past 22 years. More recently Karen has worked in this field in an independent capacity.

Building capacity and promoting inclusive EAL provision and practices in schools has been central to her work. She has worked closely with EAL families including asylum seeker families and families from the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme (SRRP) at a school level. Karen has delivered in-service EAL training in a range of contexts to schools and has always enjoyed this aspect of her work. She has an MA in Education and a CELTA qualification. Once upon a time she was a class teacher and a very long time ago qualified and worked as staff nurse in Bristol.

Your trainer, Sarah

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Sarah Moodie joined The Bell Foundation in February 2021, as a trainer. Her ELT experience spans more than three decades and includes EFL, EAL and EAP teaching as well as managing and leading the EAL team on the island of Jersey. She has taught in language schools in Portugal and the UK. She has been a mainstream teacher of secondary English and drama, as well as an EAL teacher working for schools and local authorities.

Whilst she has taught pupils and students aged from 5 to 65+ years, the bulk of her work has been with secondary school pupils and young adults. Sarah has experience writing and delivering training for schools and trainee teachers, a role which she particularly enjoys. She holds a TESOL specialist PGCE, a postgraduate diploma in language and literacy teaching and a MA in Applied Linguistics. Her professional interests include exploring the interplay between languages and identities and ways of moving beyond the deficit model sometimes applied to bilingual and multilingual learners.

Who is this course for?

  • Teaching staff;
  • Teaching assistants;
  • EAL coordinators;
  • School leaders.

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: 10 May 16:00-17:00
  • Secondary: 11 May 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.

Important Notice: there are only two websites authorised to promote and take bookings for this event run by The Bell Foundation. These are: The Bell Foundation’s website and Eventbrite. Please do not book, or express interest in, this event through any other website.

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