This course is for teaching staff and teaching assistants secondary or primary phase who teach English as an additional language in the classroom.
· What do we understand by the term EAL?
· EAL pedagogy and introduction
· The whole school ethos as EAL friendly
· What do we know about our EAL learners?
· Support Strategies and features of an inclusive classroom
· EAL and SEN/Gifted & Talented
· In the shoes of an EAL learner
· Classroom strategies and resources
There will also be opportunities to discuss and share your experiences.
Date & Times: Wednesday 6th February 2019 from 9.15 - 3.15 pm
Cost: £150 first delegate subsequent delegates from the same school only £100 each!
Venue: The Priory School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9EE
Facilitator: Becky Knight, Specialist Leader in Education, Accredited Pupil Premium Reviewer, Secondary English and Drama, ITT mentoring and salaried route, Attendance, Attachment Awareness, Reconnect (Inspire TSA), English as an Additional Language, Supported two Secondary Schools with Closing the Gap, please see biography below:
My field of expertise is - Accredited Pupil Premium Reviewer, Secondary English and Drama, ITT mentoring and salaried route, Attendance, Attachment Awareness (Fairfields TSA), Reconnect (Inspire TSA), English as an Additional Language, Supported two Secondary Schools with Closing the Gap
Having taught in a variety of schools over nineteen years, two previously being in ‘Special Measures’, my belief as Inclusion Specialist Leader of Education is that all students should have access to the curriculum and are given every opportunity to succeed.
My previous school roles range from Head of English and Creative Arts to Director of Sixth form, KS4 and Year 7. Recently, as part of the Extended Leadership Team in my most recent school, I led on whole school Pupil Premium, whole school Attendance and whole school EAL,whilst mentoring TeachDirect students.
As an Accredited Pupil Premium Reviewer (Loughborough Teaching Alliance), I have carried out Reviews in schools, as well as supporting two Secondary Schools with Closing the Gap.
In 2016 I was involved in the Northampton planning and organisation of the Attachment Awareness Training with Kate Cairns Association which has led to my current involvement and planning of the Reconnect Initiative programme across Northamptonshire and eventually nationwide.