The Bell Foundation is working in partnership with the Chiltern Teaching School hub as a Centre of Expertise to build sustainable provision for learners who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) with the aim of improving their learning outcomes.
Centres are accredited and quality assured by The Bell Foundation to run Language for Results training for schools in their regions. Each Centre has a team of dedicated EAL trainers who are licensed and trained by The Bell Foundation to run high-quality EAL professional development courses for teachers and other school staff.
Centres of Expertise can offer schools:
- A school needs assessment to determine strengths and areas for development within the current EAL provision
- A detailed report of practical recommendations, guidance and training to build sustainable EAL provision
- A bespoke ‘whole-school’ programme of training and support over a sustained period
- On-demand training for individual schools from the catalogue of Language for Results courses
Schools census data shows a trend with schools that EAL provision will become a greater need in time to come with nurseries having typically higher levels of EAL than that in our primary and secondary schools. A number of primary schools are beginning to see an increase in EAL learners outside that of the migrant population.