A blog by Kate Peacock – Reading Lead and newly appointed EAL Lead at Bannerman Road Community Academy (primary), Bristol – 21.12.22

We created a leaflet to welcome new families to our school as part of our induction process. We wanted to communicate key information in a simple, visual format in the hope that this would support all families including those who are new to English. This is designed to be a folded leaflet and additional information can be put inside. This could include our healthy lunch information, our school calendar, translated information and community information. The leaflet is shared during an induction meeting with new families. A translator may support during this meeting, if needed and possible, to enable effective communication.

FREE Resource: Click here for Kate’s Induction Leaflet for Parents which she developed with her Bannerman Rd colleagues and is happy to share with other schools as a template.

NB This work arose from Kate’s attendance on the Better Bilingual EAL Champions CPD Programme (Autumn 2022) to support her in her new role.


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