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Working with EAL Parents

Practical strategies to help raise attainment for EAL student

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This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

Alternatively to search through our open courses visit our find a course page.

Suitable for: This course is designed for Heads of Department, EAL Coordinators, Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Learning Mentors. It will cover ways to ensure that strong relationships are built with EAL parents.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8324WW

This course provides teachers with creative strategies to improve partnerships with EAL parents in schools. It highlights how to effectively work with parents to gain greater involvement and in so doing raise achievement for their children.

  • To explore how to foster positive relationships with parents
  • Accelerate pupil progress by involving parents and the community
  • To explore strategies to promote parent involvement
  • To plan parental and community involvement to raise attainment for EAL pupils
  • To understand the key requirement to gain commitment from parents
  • To consider a wide variety of parental initiatives to help raise attainment


Key steps
  • Parental impact
  • Making the message explicit
  • Informing, conducting and involving parents
Practical strategies to work with parents
  • Parents and carers information
  • Seeking views
  • Engaging
Community matters
  • Influences on EAL pupils
  • Community links
  • Holistic community
  • Next steps
  • Points for consideration
  • Systems
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