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Supporting Students with EAL in the Primary Classroom

Develop effective support strategies for primary EAL pupils

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Suitable for: Teachers, teaching assistants, EAL coordinators and senior leadership teams. The course will explore both whole school EAL policy issues and practical strategies for planning and supporting pupils in the classroom.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary

Course Reference: 1169WW
Price: £269.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

Delegates will explore key issues in supporting students with English as an additional language and receive a range of strategies, support resources and links to enable schools to maximise the positive benefits of bilingualism for all children within the changing demographics of schools.

  • Implement effective induction procedures for new arrivals including in EYFS
  • Review effective strategies for supporting beginner learners of English informed by outstanding primary EAL practice case studies
  • Identify and address vocabulary issues impacting on pupil progress in subject lessons
  • Examine key principles for assessing EAL students
  • Identify gaps in writing and develop plans to address these
  • Recognise the positive benefits of bilingualism for primary classrooms


Welcoming new arrivals
  • Language activities – what do we know about languages spoken in our school?
  • EAL induction policies – how do we welcome and plan for new arrivals?
  • Welcoming classrooms and intercultural understanding – how do we create a welcoming ethos?
Classroom strategies
  • Positive strategies and inclusive interventions
  • Developing speaking and listening skills
  • Outstanding Primary EAL case studies – what are the key strategies employed by outstanding schools?
  • Vocabulary focus (maths) – what are the issues for EAL pupils with technical language and how can we mitigate for these?
  • Planning schemes of work – how can we build a focus on key language structures into our planning?
  • Using Cummins’ ‘Four Dimensions Quadrant’ – how can we plan appropriate challenge while supporting EAL learners?
  • Assessing EAL pupils – how can we accurately assess EAL pupils?
  • Analysing writing and adapting planning to address gaps
  • Reviewing key principles for supporting EAL pupils

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