The EAL Co-ordinator: Leading on EAL in Secondary Schools (Webinar)

This practical webinar explores some of the priorities and challenges currently facing practitioners leading on EAL in their school.

In this webinar, we will examine the role of the EAL Co-ordinator in this changing climate and explore how those working in this position can work with staff members to meet the needs of learners who use EAL.

The role of the EAL Co-ordinator is pivotal. Almost one fifth of learners are identified as using English as an Additional Language and increasingly, schools previously unused to supporting learners who use EAL are welcoming new arrivals, and often in large numbers. Ensuring that provision is the best it can be will play a significant part in improving outcomes for this group.

This webinar will explore:

  • Getting the start right: the induction programme for new arrivals;
  • The importance of assessment and target-setting;
  • Roles and responsibilities: integrating EAL throughout the school;
  • An inclusive pedagogy for learners who use EAL: academic, linguistic and social inclusion;
  • Late arrivals: supporting learners arriving in Key Stage 4.

Who should register for the webinar

  • EAL Co-ordinators/ Lead Teachers, both experienced and new to the role.
  • Senior leaders with responsibility for EAL.
  • Classroom practitioners supporting EAL provision in schools.

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 2pm Thursday 8 December.

Your trainer, Kamil

Kamil Trzebiatowski joined The Bell Foundation in September 2018. He holds the post of Digital Resource Developer. Before joining the Foundation, Kamil had spent 18 years teaching English as a Foreign Language and English as an Additional Language first in Poland and subsequently in England and Scotland in mainstream secondary classrooms. He was an EAL Co-ordinator at a secondary school, EAL consultant/trainer, writer for education periodicals and EAL event organiser.

Your trainer, Glynis

Glynis Lloyd joined the Bell Foundation in 2022 as a trainer. She has worked in English language education as a teacher, teacher trainer, textbook writer and commissioning editor. She holds an M Ed in Applied Language and Linguistics and a PGCE. She has undertaken research in literacy and teacher development projects in EAL contexts in South Africa and Ghana. She works on course design and resource development for teachers in EAL settings. 

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