Firm Foundations Joining the Dots Conference – EYFS & EAL Workshop

Better Bilingual was delighted to be invited to deliver workshops at the Firm Foundation Conference Joining the Dots on Saturday 16th March 2019.  The workshops were really well received with a great group of practitioners attending the workshops. It was clear that that there was a wide range of experiences reflected in the room for Read more about Firm Foundations Joining the Dots Conference – EYFS & EAL Workshop[…]

EAL Network meeting BANES, March 2019

Better Bilingual EAL Network meeting (BANES) was held on 5th March at St Philip’s C of E Primary School Alice Herve from ‘Bath Welcomes Refugees’ spoke about her work with refugee families including organising tuition for the children. Yasmin Malik highlighted the ‘Young interpreters Scheme’ providing peer to peer support. Jo Childs-Evans shared EAL good Read more about EAL Network meeting BANES, March 2019[…]

EAL Network meeting Bristol, March 2019

Better Bilingual EAL Network meeting (BRISTOL) was held on 12th March at Henbury School Outline of the meeting focused primarily on enhancing provision for learners new to English and included the following: Judith Prosser EAL Co-ordinator at Henbury School spoke about developing her role since joining the school in September 2018 and the positive impact Read more about EAL Network meeting Bristol, March 2019[…]

NALDIC South West RIG Meeting 20.11.18 – Summary by Catherine Brennan

This NALDIC South West Regional Interest Group (RIG) Meeting was facilitated by Catherine Brennan and Yasmin Malik of Better Bilingual on Tuesday 20th November 2018 at Two Mile Hill Primary School, Bristol. Catherine shared personal highlights from this year’s NALDIC26 Conference, held in Leeds on 17th November 2018, before Yasmin introduced our first guest speaker, Read more about NALDIC South West RIG Meeting 20.11.18 – Summary by Catherine Brennan[…]

Better Bilingual EAL Network Meeting (Bristol) – November 2018

Better Bilingual EAL Network Meeting (Bristol) Tuesday 27th November 2018 – Cotham School   With such a busy time of year for schools, Better Bilingual was privileged in being able to hold their EAL Network Meeting (Bristol) at Cotham school this term. Local and national key updates were provided by Better Bilingual, led by Yasmin Read more about Better Bilingual EAL Network Meeting (Bristol) – November 2018[…]

Better Bilingual EAL Network Meeting (BANES) – November 2018

  Better Bilingual EAL Network Meeting (BANES) Tuesday 13th November 2018 – Cotham School   The second Better Bilingual EAL Network Meeting (BANES) took place on 13th November 2018 at Combe Down Primary, led by Catherine Brennan. This gathering was well attended by a range of education professionals from infant, primary and secondary schools as Read more about Better Bilingual EAL Network Meeting (BANES) – November 2018[…]

NALDIC 26 Conference – 17th November 2018 – Leeds Beckett University

  Another well-organised NALDIC conference, another valuable opportunity to spend a day immersed in all things EAL – this time in the stylish Cloth Hall Court conference centre at Leeds Beckett University. The focus this year was ‘Evidence informed practice for EAL’ which fits in perfectly with our Bell Foundation principles. As well as hearing Read more about NALDIC 26 Conference – 17th November 2018 – Leeds Beckett University[…]

My First NALDIC Conference – Catherine Brennan

Even as a regular visitor from Bristol, the excitement of a trip to ‘the Big Smoke’ surprises me every time; on Saturday 18th November, there was a further feeling of anticipation as I ventured to my first ever NALDIC conference at Kings College, London. I was not alone, however. Always keen to spend time with Read more about My First NALDIC Conference – Catherine Brennan[…]

Learning Village

Learning Village – online EAL resources for learners aged 6-14 years old Better Bilingual is currently working in partnership with several primary and secondary schools in Bristol and North Somerset to pilot and support with the implementation of  ‘The Learning Village’ This  comprehensive online English language resource has been developed by author /director Caroline Scott Read more about Learning Village[…]