English as an additional language (EAL)

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Our work with The Bell Foundation to support English as an Additional Language


Quality First Trust and Roehampton University have a wealth of experience in teaching and supporting learners with EAL. We are proud work together in partnership with The Bell Foundation as the London Centre of Expertise.

What it means to be a Centre of Expertise

As a Centre of Expertise, we are committed to building sustainable EAL provision in our region and improving outcomes for learners who use EAL.

The Bell Foundation licenses, accredits and quality assures the work that we do to deliver Language for Results to schools in our region.

Language for Results is a whole-school programme of high quality, evidence informed EAL professional development for schools. The courses, materials and resources are designed to develop the knowledge and skills of all school staff to ensure learners using EAL can access the curriculum and achieve their potential in school.

Our Centre of Expertise has a team of dedicated EAL trainers who are licensed and trained by The Bell Foundation to run EAL professional development courses for teachers and other colleagues.

The Bell Foundation

The Bell Foundation is a charity, which aims to overcome exclusion through language education by working with partners on innovation, research, training and practical interventions. Through generating and applying evidence, we aim to change practice, policy and systems for children, adults and communities with English as an Additional Language in the UK.

The EAL Programme aims to improve the educational outcomes of children with English as an Additional Language in the UK to benefit the individual child and society as a whole. The Foundation works in partnership with a range of organisations across the education system, to provide training and resources in order to build capacity, develop and evaluate models of good practice, and provide thought leadership.

Their website can be found here: https://www.bell-foundation.org.uk/

Why engage with The Bell Foundation/Centre of Expertise?

Centres of Expertise provide a programme of training and support which:

Helps schools to build a whole school approach to supporting pupils who use EAL to access the curriculum and achieve their potential.

Builds sustainable in-house expertise by facilitating evidence informed teacher learning on how to support pupils who use EAL to fully access the curriculum