Supporting New Refugee Arrivals in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom (Webinar)

This webinar explores how subject teachers can create a supportive and inclusive learning environment for students who are new to English.

This webinar will explore practical ways in which secondary teachers and teaching assistants can create a learning environment which is academically, linguistically and socially inclusive. We will consider strategies, many of which require minimal preparation, that will ensure that new arrivals, including those who are new to English, can meaningfully participate in and make contributions to all aspects of school life; both social and academic.

Areas of focus will include:

  • The importance of collating and sharing information about new arrivals.
  • The case for mainstream education.
  • Social inclusion; the role of buddies, including those who speak the same languages.
  • Academic inclusion; supporting learners with the learning process.
  • Parental engagement.

Your trainer, Sarah

Sarah Moodie joined The Bell Foundation in February 2021, as a trainer. Her ELT experience spans more than three decades and includes English as a Foreign Language, English as an Additional Language and English for Academic Purposes 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 leading 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 should register for the webinar

  • Middle leaders and subject leads.
  • EAL co-ordinators.
  • Classroom teachers.
  • Learning support assistants.
  • EAL support staff.

Why you should register for this webinar

  • A great opportunity for participants to have direct access to expert advice from The Bell Foundation.
  • Ability to pose questions regarding teaching strategies and resources.
  • Links to recommended resources and further reading.
  • 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: 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.

Ticket sales end 2 pm Thursday 26 May.

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