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How do I ensure my school has systems that help new arrivals fit in and make a flying start?

Planning for EAL pupils
According to the DfE, 11% of EAL learners in English state schools are recorded as B - Early acquisition

DfE (2020) English proficiency of pupils with English as an additional language

How can we help?

Whether you are just getting started with your EAL strategy or have an established approach which just needs some tweaks, we can help.

Our consultancy offer help your school design its own system for admitting, inducting and supporting new arrivals.

"You were able to provide bespoke support targeted at the needs of our school and children, supporting us with direct classroom teaching as well as wider guidance for the whole school."

Online courses

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Leading EAL in primary schools


Leading EAL in secondary schools


EAL for Teaching Assistants


EAL in an international school context

EAL Handbook

Our EAL Handbook provides plenty of advice on the admission and induction of new arrivals as well what helps them in the classroom.
EAL resources

– Admission and induction
– Welcoming parents
– The admission meeting
– Setting up a ‘buddy’ system
– Demonstrating good practice with buddies
– Conditions for learning for newly arrived learners of EAL
– Induction programmes

Free resources

Visit our free downloads library to access these resources

Tackling misconceptions about EAL pupils

Free EAL resources 4

Admission meeting guide for new arrivals

Looking for a university accredited EAL course ?

A six month, part time course accredited by the University of Greenwich. Unit options include ‘Assessment & tracking’ and ‘EAL in an international school context’.  



Our consultancy work is grounded in a deep understanding of what makes a school tick in a multicultural setting, rigorous analysis of data, and a thoughtful appreciation of the context…



Our training takes many different forms, all firmly rooted in whole school development, empowering teachers and leaders to effect change throughout the school…



As a support to our consultancy and training work, we have a developed a number of resources for teaching staff and schools, available for purchase or to download for free…

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