EAL Highland Manual for schools

EAL Manual for Highland Schools

PLEASE NOTE THIS MANUAL WAS DEVELOPED ON A PRE COVID-19 WORLD AND SO THINGS MAY NEED TO BE ADAPTED TO SUIT NEW CIRCUMSTANCES

This manual tries to collect everything you need to keep track of the language acquisition of EAL pupils. This tends to be achieved through EAL Profiles and the associated strategies which help to flag up how a child is acquiring English and if there is a need for investigation or enquiry into other additional difficulties. Also included in the manual is guidance on ensuring SEEMiS is up to date, support for the enrolment of pupils into school, how to access interpreting and translation services, and resources for new to English pupils. It is split into 3 sections that are appropriate for the different stages of an EAL pupil’s school life. The links are all provided on Google Drive with the shared access link you have been provided with. 

Just click on the links to get to the support materials. 

There are lots of additional materials to be found at www.ealhighland.org including dual language resources, best practice, subject support etc

A Calendar Year of EAL Support – Primary and Secondary

Nursery

Enrolment and profiling

New to English support

Primary 

Enrolment and profiling

New to English support

PSA Support and Strategies

Secondary

Enrolment and profiling

 

New to English support

PSA Support and Strategies

Training and CPD

Highland One World Anti Racist resources

Here is a powerpoint put together by Highland One World looking at Anti Racist Resources. there are links to support for classroom resources, resources for staff understanding and pointers for further research and knowledge.  Always important, but particularly highlighted at the moment with Balck Lives Matter campaigns and demonstrations and important for all communities.

Antiracism education slides

SATEAL Conference March 21st 2020 ‘EAL Beyond the Classroom’

SATEALBelow find links to the flyer and application forms to the SATEAL Conference on Saturday 21st March in Edinburgh University.  This conference is open to primary and secondary teachers, PSAs and ASN teachers who are interested in developing good practice with EAL learners.

SATEAL20 Conference flyer (1)

SATEAL application Form 2020

MESH Guide

meshguides.org

 

This guide provides lots of links to suggested strategies, activities, research and other materials for teaching EAL pupils. Where you see a blue triangle click to get more information. Lots of good material here which could provide a backbone for understanding the teaching of EAL pupils.

Click on logo for more…. or

http://www.meshguides.org/guides/node/112?n=133

Understanding and Supporting Multilingual Language and Literacy

Good link to a CPD session hosted by LALCO (Language and Literacy Research Group) looking at:-

  1. Teachers’ beliefs about meeting the literacy needs of pupils learning English as an additional language
  2. Bilingualism and (bi)literacy: myths, facts and challenges
  3. Early reading in languages other than English: similarities, differences and transfer
  4. Multi-contextual vocabulary instruction for children learning English as an additional language

You can also sign up to the network to access future resources and research findings.

Strategies  for Supporting Writing  at Stage 4

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