Welcome to our second newsletter of 2022.
The latest additions to the free resource downloads section of our website are:
Celebrate your achievements with the EAL Quality Mark
The EAL Quality Mark is a self-assessment tool for schools supported by a visit from one of our assessors. You can find out more about the EAL Quality Mark in this short video featuring schools who have successfully achieved the Silver or Gold EAL Quality Mark.
EAL funding for schools by LA
Every year local English authorities are allowed to allocate a small proportion of school budgets on the basis of the number of EAL pupils in each school who have been learning English for up to three years. The research tells us that it takes five to ten years for an EAL pupil to catch up with native English speakers, but the Department for Education does not seem to show a lot of interest in EAL research. It does, however, publish the funding details.
Almost all local authorities allocate between £1000 and £2000 per pupil. The outliers above £2000 are Westminster and Manchester. Below £1000 are Essex, Haringey, Walsall, East Riding of Yorkshire, Central Bedfordshire, St Helens and the City of London (which doesn’t have a secondary school). You can get details of the EAL funding for both primary and secondary schools in all English local authorities in our free resource downloads.
We will welcome the next cohort on 15 March. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
The EAL Academy
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