World Day for Cultural Diversity – 21st May

Did you know that… 21st May 2018 is ‘World Day for Cultural Diversity’? “The day provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to “live together” better.” “…enhancing our understanding and acceptance of different cultures.” In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in Read more about World Day for Cultural Diversity – 21st May[…]

Recent CPD sessions

Better Bilingual INSET feedback – January 2019 Title: Understanding the needs and enhancing the learning of learners with English as an additional language with a focus on learners in the earlier stages of English language development. Date delivered: 08.01.2019 by Yasmin School: Primary in Bristol CPD evaluations: “Thanks again, staff have given really good feedback Read more about Recent CPD sessions[…]

Black History Month – October 2018

Black History month in October is an opportunity for schools to focus on the achievements and positive contributions of black peoples to world history and UK society. The benefits are for all children: Black heritage pupils can feel proud to hear of people whose contributions have made our world a better place, contributing to positive Read more about Black History Month – October 2018[…]

Model EAL policy for schools

Considering a school EAL policy Most schools will have a number of policies which have relevance to the teaching, learning and well-being of EAL learners. Foremost of these will be the Equality and diversity policy. Schools in the UK have a statutory obligation under the Equality Act (2010) to promote equality of opportunity for pupils Read more about Model EAL policy for schools[…]

Changes to the DfE Census requirement for the assessment of English Language Proficiency

Changes to the DfE Census requirement for the assessment of English Language Proficiency NALDIC’s Position – School Census Returns: “…nationality should not be conflated with EAL proficiency.  They are separate issues…” Full statement here   Cutting EAL check from census will harm pupils, DfE told Removing the assessment of English proficiency from school census is Read more about Changes to the DfE Census requirement for the assessment of English Language Proficiency[…]