Coventry EMAS delivering The Bell Foundation Online CPD 2024-2025

The bell foundation

Coventry EMAS are Individual Licensed Practitioners for The Bell Foundation and are therefore authorised to deliver its Language for Results training courses. Language for Results is a high-quality suite of training resources and guidance designed by The Bell Foundation. It seeks to improve the attainment of children who use English as an Additional Language by developing the knowledge and skills of school staff, and by supporting schools to make procedures and communications accessible and effective for learners who use EAL and their parents.  Coventry EMAS will be delivering the following online Bell Foundation courses via Microsoft Teams:

Autumn term

Course title and outline Audience Date

Leading a whole school strategy for EAL

This session is for school leaders who are seeking innovative ways to drive evidence informed, impactful interventions for learners who use EAL. The session signposts school-wide systems, resources and training that will actively promote improved educational outcomes for EAL learners.

Senior Leaders, EAL Leads.

Thursday 12 September

3:30pm-5pm

Teaching Assistants: Working with learners using EAL (Primary)

This session aims to familiarise teaching assistants (TAs) with some of the challenges that learners using EAL might face when learning English and learning through English at the same time. The session introduces practical, easy to use strategies for supporting learners using EAL to develop the language skills they need to access the curriculum and fulfil their potential.

Teaching Assistants and Classroom support staff in Primary settings

Tuesday 12 November

1:00-3:00pm

Teaching Assistants: Working with learners using EAL (secondary)

This session aims to familiarise teaching assistants (TAs) with some of the challenges that learners using EAL might face when learning English and learning through English at the same time. The session introduces practical, easy to use strategies for supporting learners using EAL to develop the language skills they need to access the curriculum and fulfil their potential.

Teaching Assistants and classroom support staff in Secondary settings

Wednesday 13 November

1:00-3:00pm

Spring term

Course title and outline Audience Date

Comprehensible English for New Arrivals Using EAL

This session for primary school staff aims to raise awareness of what is and what is not comprehensible, accessible English Language for learners who use EAL, particularly those who are New to English or in the Early Acquisition stages. The session considers what makes English difficult to understand and introduces a rage of easy-to-use strategies for giving instructions and checking understanding which can be used both in and out of the classroom

Primary Classroom Practitioners EAL/SEND leads

Wednesday 12 February

3:30pm-5pm

Comprehensible English for New Arrivals Using EAL

This session for secondary school staff aims to raise awareness of what is and what is not comprehensible, accessible English Language for learners who use EAL, particularly those who are New to English or in the Early Acquisition stages. The session considers what makes English difficult to understand and introduces a rage of easy-to-use strategies for giving instructions and checking understanding which can be used both in and out of the classroom

Secondary Classroom Practitioners EAL/SEND leads

Wednesday 28 February

1pm-3pm

Adaptive Teaching for Learners using EAL for primary colleagues.

This session for Primary school staff provides guidance on how to adapt teaching in a responsive way to meet the language development needs of pupils who use EAL alongside curriculum learning. The session introduces a range of easy-to-use strategies that can be implemented immediately into teaching and learning without lowering expectations of the pupils.

Primary Classroom Practitioners EAL/SEND leads

Tuesday 25 March

3:30pm-5pm

Adaptive Teaching for Learners using EAL for secondary colleagues.

This session for secondary school staff provides guidance on how to adapt teaching in a responsive way to meet the language development needs of pupils who use EAL alongside curriculum learning. The session introduces a range of easy-to-use strategies that can be implemented immediately into teaching and learning without lowering expectations of the pupils.

Secondary Classroom Practitioners

EAL leads

Wednesday 26 March

3:30pm-5pm

Summer term

Course title and outline Audience Date

Language Awareness for the Classroom Primary (KS2)

This session for those primary teachers and school staff who want or need to improve their own knowledge and understanding of language and how it works. The session considers why all teachers have a responsibility to support their learners using EAL in developing the English language proficiency needed to fully access the curriculum. It looks in detail at specific aspects of language that learners who use EAL may have difficulty with and provides ideas of how to support learners in learning and using this language.

Classroom Practitioners

EAL/SEND leads

Tuesday 24 June

3:30pm-5pm

Language Awareness for the Classroom (Secondary)

This session for those secondary teachers and school staff who want or need to improve their own knowledge and understanding of language and how it works. The session considers why all teachers have a responsibility to support their learners using EAL in developing the English language proficiency needed to fully access the curriculum. It looks in detail at specific aspects of language that learners who use EAL may have difficulty with and provides ideas of how to support learners in learning and using this language.

Classroom Practitioners

EAL/SEND leads

Thursday 26 June

3:30pm-5pm