Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language - 2 hour Online INSET


In this session, we will provide staff with an introduction to pupils with EAL. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on what we mean by the term EAL and what this means for pupils and schools.

Throughout the session, we will explore the importance of understanding how language acquisition progresses, including how to build a picture of a child to identify and begin to support their needs.

Through a range of high quality children’s literature and successful teaching approaches and strategies, practitioners will explore a range of activities specifically chosen to support the needs of EAL learners as part of quality first teaching, referencing common areas of development and how to address these in planning and teaching.

The content of this session is based on the research and best practice from CLPE’s Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language two day training programme.

Over the course of the two hour session, staff will:

  • Develop understanding of the stages of language acquisition
  • Gain knowledge of the learning and language demands that children must navigate at different stages of language acquisition.
  • Look at examples of high quality texts, teaching approaches and strategies that can be used in the classroom to support pupil’s developing language acquisition at different stages.

Focus texts for this online training include: 

  • Home in the Rain by Bob Graham
  • Thinker, My Puppy Poet and Me by Eloise Greenfield and Ehsan Abdollahi
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle

Individual schools wishing to partake in online 2 hour sessions will have the option to select a date and time for this session to take place for a fixed fee of £500. To book, please complete our Booking Enquiry Form.