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About this Seminar:
Developing the EAL friendly classroom in the EAL friendly school
Your EAL pupils have the potential to make the most progress. Success with pupils for whom English is an Additional Language is very closely linked to the development of effective and self-aware talk between adults and children, between the children themselves and between adults in the classroom. Schools that successfully enable and empower EAL pupils involve all teaching and non-teaching staff. There is increasing research evidence that whole school effective EAL practice raises achievement for all the other pupils in the school. This seminar is designed for mainstream and subject teachers at every phase who are encountering EAL pupils in their classes. It will provide you with a sound understanding of the principles and research that underpins outstanding EAL provision and provide you with a wide range of practical strategies that will make every classroom an EAL friendly environment.
About the Speaker:
Independent Consultant and Director Collaborative Learning Project.
Stuart Scott is now an independent consultant and Director of the Collaborative Learning Project. After teaching in universities in Europe and the USA, he worked in London as an English and EAL teacher, advisory teacher, teachers’ centre manager, head and deputy head in schools for over thirty years. He has been an Ofsted inspector for English and EAL. He has taught Language and Reading development for the Open University. He persuaded the ILEA to establish the Collaborative Learning Project in 1983, and ensured its survival when London education was broken up. He was involved in the development of the NFER Partnership Teaching Project, and subsequently disseminated it nationally for the Department of Education. With Pam Gibbon HMI he set up the EC funded Intercultural Education Partnership, which supported the sharing of good practice and research across the European community. He has more recently worked as an EAL consultant in Nottingham. He is London regional organiser for the National Association for Teachers of English and on the committee of the London Association for Teaching English and the NALDIC events committee.