English as an Additional Language
English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners will have differing educational experiences and may be:
- Newly arrived in the country
- Refugees, asylum seekers or economic migrants
- From established ethnic communities born in the UK
The LST EAL team can provide advice, guidance and resources to support schools and settings to build their capacity to meet the needs of this vulnerable group.
With our support you can develop your inclusive practice in order to welcome and celebrate the cultural diversity of your school community and ensure that your EAL learners access an appropriate curriculum and make progress.
What support can we offer?
EAL audits (download the audits flyer)
Fast response visit and resources
Access to consultancy via phone, email or school visits
Support with language proficiency assessment
A Polish Bilingual Support worker offering
First language assessment
A range of training is available to enhance the capacity of schools to meet the needs of EAL learners and can be delivered in schools/settings or centrally.
How to access the English as an Additional Language service
The EAL service is commissioned by Worcestershire Schools Forum. Costs for maintained schools are met from de-delegated funding and no purchase is needed via the e-Store.
Non-maintained schools or settings may purchase this service through our online e-Store. Free initial advice and guidance can be obtained by phone or email via the contact details below.
For EAL learners with SEN, individual assessments and support can be purchased from Babcock Prime’s Learning Support Team via the e-Store.