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Barnsley EAL Champion Programme

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Event date(s)

  • 19th Oct, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
  • 22nd Nov, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
  • 31st Jan, 9:00am - 3:30pm
  • 6th Mar
  • 24th Apr, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
  • 6th Jun
  • 26th Jun, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Event details


he EAL Champion programme is a nationally recognised intensive programme of professional development for teachers/leaders on EAL practice and pedagogy with school based action research and mentoring. It consists of 5 half-day training sessions and two mentoring sessions enabling the Champion to acquire specialist knowledge and skills to fulfil their role in school. Participants undertake a small scale action research project focussing on an area relevant to the school / setting. There is mentoring and support from consultants to undertake this project.

This programme will support EAL Champions to:

• Develop their own expertise to improve and enhance current EAL provision in school
• Develop learning and teaching through a greater understanding of EAL pedagogy and practice
• Implement nationally and locally recognised EAL strategy and effective practice within their school
• Provide an additional level of identified support within their own school
• Raise attainment of EAL learners by promoting the use of materials / resources by modelling good practice and promoting the use of relevant materials and resources
• Support their colleagues in school through modelling and coaching in school to plan, assess, set targets, and provide effective learning and teaching to raise the attainment of EAL learners
• Provide input and support for Champions to deliver school based INSET training
• Provide advice and support to colleagues in school on scaffolding the linguistic and academic development of EAL learners
• Network with other teachers and leaders to exchange ideas and share practice to enhance the learning for pupils and staff

All sessions will run face to face at: HCAT, Unit 7, Great Cliffe Court, Dodworth, Barnsley, S75 3SP

The programme will be funded by The Barnsley Schools’Alliance Board. There will be no charge to schools for delegates to attend. Cancellation Policy applies.


  • This event is lead by: Jenny Smith
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