Upcoming events

FREE Better Bilingual Network Meetings – June 2018

FREE Better Bilingual EAL Celebration Event – Thursday 5th July 2018

SAVE THE DATE of Thursday 5th July 2018, 2-4pm for our second annual Better Bilingual EAL Celebration Event, to be kindly hosted by Barton Hill Primary, Bristol.

We are delighted to announce that we have several special guest speakers lined up for you, including Lynsey Irish from Eastover Primary School, Bridgwater, who will share her school’s exciting EAL journey which culminated in a well-earned Gold EAL Quality Mark!

We are also looking for expressions of interest from other schools who wish to share an aspect of their EAL good practice with attendees; please email Catherine at catherine@betterbilingual.co.uk if you wish to find out more. We do hope you will be able to join us on 5th July to celebrate the end of our second year of Better Bilingual collaborative working with all of you! We will release an Eventbrite link for you to sign up ASAP.

EAL and Creativity – Using Arts-Based Methods for Supporting Learners of English as an Additional Language

The Creating Welcoming Learning Environments (CWLE) team at the Department of Education and the University of West England, in collaboration with Integra Schools, is pleased to invite practitioners to a one day conference on 12th July from 09.00-16.00.

Further details: https://www.bristollearningcity.com/portfolio-items/eal-and-creativity-conference/

Booking here: https://uwe.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/eal-and-creativity




New EYFS section on our Better Bilingual website!

Are you an EYFS practitioner lucky enough to work with EAL children & their families?

Due to popular demand, we have created a specific EYFS section on our website, under the EAL tab – look out for ideas and information focused on EAL good practice in the EYFS. If you have a success story to share, please do get in touch – we would love to hear from you.


The inaugural Better Bilingual EYFS EAL Network (BANES) session will take place on Thursday 7th June from 4pm – 5.30pm at Combe Down Primary School, Bath 


It’s FREE to practitioners in settings and schools in Bath & North East Somerset but places are limited so please click here to ensure your attendance.

For further information, contact Stephen Bray: stephen@betterbilingual.co.uk

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Ramadan 2018
Month of Ramadan will begin in the evening of Tuesday 15 May and ends in the evening of Thursday 14 June (dates may vary).

Please see links for activities to do with children during Ramadan to raise awareness of the importance of this month for Muslims.


Refugee Week 2018 with a month of celebrations in Bristol

The Bristol Refugee Festival 2018 will take place throughout June, bringing the contribution that refugees make to life in the city to the forefront:


EAL Academy Partnership – Celebrate your achievements!

Yasmin, Stephen & Catherine are delighted to announce that they are now EAL Academy Associates for the South West region; this means that Better Bilingual can collaborate with you to acquire nationally recognised EAL accreditation. The ‘EAL Quality Mark’ is an award made to schools on their achievements in meeting the needs of pupils learning English as an additional language. The process is one of self-evaluation, with validation by The EAL Academy. For further information about the EAL Academy and EAL Quality Mark, please visit the Partnerships EAL Academy tab.