Better Bilingual EAL Celebration Event: Sharing Strategic Good Practice

Better Bilingual CIC – EAL Celebration Event : Sharing Strategic Good Practice

Focus: EAL Principles & Pedagogy in Action: A whole school, strategic approach to success!

Venue: The Foundation, Lower Ground Floor, St George’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5BE

Description: With guest speakers from a range of schools and organisations in Bristol and the South West, this CPD afternoon for teachers and school leaders will provide an opportunity to share and explore EAL good practice across the age range and across the curriculum.

Format: Following the keynote address, attendees will be able to visit our fantastic guest speakers (listed below) via a carousel approach, i.e. a communicative and interactive opportunity for participants to move around the room, stopping intermittently to comment, discuss, or respond to the topics being discussed. You will leave inspired and equipped with a range of practical ideas and useful resources. Members of SLT & EAL Leads are encouraged to attend; refreshments will be served.

Guest speakers

Guest speaker headshots: Each one will be sharing how they are promoting equity, wellbeing and academic success in a range of multilingual educational settings. Come along on 2nd October to find out more and to be inspired!

Keynote Address: Our local EAL expert, Dr Robert Sharples of the University of Bristol – Senior Lecturer in Language and Education at the School of Education and author of ‘Teaching EAL: Evidence-based Strategies for the Classroom and School’ (2021), will speak about Leading a multilingual school

‘We know that multilingual pupils can achieve very highly with the right support … but there is very little guidance for school leaders about how to make that happen. In this short talk I will introduce five evidence-based principles for leading multilingual schools and share two quick wins that unlock immediate benefits your staff and students.’

Student Voice: We’ll be hearing directly from a number of EAL students about their multilingualism, their educational experiences and their aspirations for the future.

Research Voice: Lala Ismayilova, postgraduate student of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Bristol will share her research findings about inclusive leadership in schools.

Secondary schools :

1. Bristol Cathedral Choir School

2. St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School

Primary schools:

1. Easton C E Academy, Bristol, in collaboration with the University of Bath

2. Hillcrest Primary School, Bristol, & S3 Cluster

3. Oasis Academy Marksbury Road, Bristol

4. St John’s C of E Primary School, Bristol & NW24 Partnership

5. Southville Primary School, Bristol

6. St James’ Junior School, Gloucester

Early Years Sector:

North Somerset Early Years Team

Sponsors – also exhibiting at our event:

The EAL Academy:

Across Cultures:

The Bell Foundation:

Additional exhibitors:

Yoshito Darmon-Shimamori:

Multilingual Matters:

Posters from Cargo:

Intended audience, costs and booking information

Bookings are now open with 2 places per school/organisation available in the first instance. It is recommended that members of SLT, EAL Leads and governors attend for maximum whole school, strategic impact; however, colleagues from across the teaching body and pastoral team are more than welcome to attend also.

Cost: £50 per person to cover event costs and a takeaway ‘Multilingual Classrooms’ resource pack. Invoice will be sent when registration received, with payment politely requested in advance – thank you.

Queries: Please email if you have any queries or if you have an EAL success story you’d like to share at a future event – thank you.