Recent CPD sessions

Better Bilingual CPD Feedback from ‘Assessing the diverse needs of Pupils  with English as an Additional Language (EAL)  for the DfE Census & Beyond: through Initial Assessment using an Appropriate EAL Assessment Framework.’

  • In large primary school
  • Growing numbers of EAL learners across the EAL English language proficiency scales
  • Led by Yasmin, with Phase Leaders
  • 100% ‘Excellent’ evaluations

General Comments

“Thank you for sharing all your expertise.  I look forward to sharing with my phase.” (Upper KS2 Phase Leader)

“Really helpful guidance in embedding EAL in all aspects of planning.” (Lower KS2 Phase Leader)

“Very clear and relevant. Assessment procedures useful and expert advice about EAL.”



Better Bilingual CPD Feedback from an ‘Introduction to EAL Assessment’ staff meeting

  • Inner-city Bristol Primary School
  • 70+ % EAL pupils
  • Oct 2018
  • Led by Catherine
  • 100% ‘Excellent’ evaluations

General comments

“Really useful.” (Year 2 Class Teacher)

“Very clear and informative.” (Year 5 Class Teacher & Maths Lead)

“Excellent, thank you!” (Year 6 Class Teacher)

“Thank you so much – it was just what we needed.” (Inclusion Lead/SLT)

“This awareness is key to any context in England.” (Head Teacher)

Most useful aspects?

“Definition of first language and understanding of the English language proficiency codes.” (EYFS Class Teacher & Middle Leader for Language & Vocabulary/EAL)

“Chance to explore the Bell Foundation’s EAL Assessment Framework.” (Deputy Head)

“Looking at the different terminology used and the specific definitions.” (Y5 PGCE Student)


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