Better Bilingual comprises a dedicated team of proactive and client-focused education consultants and teachers, with a wealth of experience in supporting school improvement. We specialise in enhancing educational provision for pupils from the rich diversity of minority ethnic backgrounds, many of whom have English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Our Vision:

Better Bilingual’s vision is an educational ethos which harnesses linguistic and cultural diversity to empower all our children and young people to reach their academic potential.

Our Values:

  • Equity Diversity Inclusion
  • Inclusivity Collaboration Social justice

Our Mission:

Better Bilingual’s mission is to improve academic outcomes in multilingual classrooms through ‘language aware’ teaching. We work with educational settings so they understand both the benefits of being multilingual and how to develop the academic English for success.

Successfully collaborating with schools and partners since October 2016, our ongoing mission is to improve educational provision in the diverse, multilingual classroom through school consultancy, coaching and training, including ITE and CPD, as well as direct pupil teaching, assessments and action planning.

We value parents, carers and communities from diverse ethnic and linguistic heritages as key partners in the education process and invite expressions of interest in collaborative work on anti-racist or EAL-related school projects. Please send initial ideas to our Director:

Better Bilingual senior education consultants are qualified EAL Academy Associates. If you would like to celebrate or further develop your whole school EAL provision, do consider the EAL Quality Mark award.

Over the last 7 years we have gained a valued Twitter following and appreciate being part of the dynamic EAL/Equalities Twitter community. Collaborating with a number of partners who share our inclusive vision, we are always interested in innovative partnership working to achieve our mission – do email us at if you would like to partner up.

The wonderful ‘Tree of Languages’ display at Barton Hill Academy (Primary) – the first school in Bristol to be awarded the Gold EAL Quality Mark in July 2021.

To find out more or to book your FREE 30 minute online consultation, please email

You can also now follow us on Twitter @BetterBilingual and Facebook

Better Bilingual Offer – September 2023-July 2024

Our Better Bilingual FREE Offer for 2023-2024 includes:

  • Scoping meeting with SLT re EAL provision
  • Termly EAL Network Meetings – for EAL support & ideas
  • Better Bilingual Newsletter – for local and national EAL news
  • Follow us on Twitter @BetterBilingual and Facebook to keep up-to-date.
  • Visit our website for relevant articles, current events & lots more…

Our Better Bilingual CHARGEABLE Offer for 2023-2024 includes:

  • EMA packages consist of 3 set options with a wide range of topics to choose from.  There is flexibility within this should a school wish to consider a slightly different option.

We also continue to provide the following:

  • CPD – on a range of EAL topics for the whole school or MAT, or for a smaller group
  • Central CPD – on a range of EAL topics for education staff from a number of settings
  • Accreditation for the ‘EAL Quality Mark’ – a self-evaluation and validation process, delivered in association with the EAL Academy