EAL Assessment

When a pupil is referred for assessment, one of our EAL Advisory Teachers will visit the school; the visit will be followed up by a full written report with recommendations. They will:

  • Observe the child in class where possible and interact with them 1-1.
  • Where possible meet with parents/ carers to discuss the child’s development in both languages and how they can support their child in growing up bilingual.
  • Provide the school/ setting with information on the child’s development in their home language and previous educational experience.
  • Assess the child’s progress in English using the NASSEA EAL Assessment Framework; highlight targets and next steps.
  • Recommend specific strategies and resources to support the child’s learning
  • Provide cultural information and advice on supporting cultural diversity.
  • Provide guidance for supporting the child’s family

Please contact us for further information. To refer a child for assessment, please complete the referral form.

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