Is it SEN and EAL?

EMAS Training Room, Floor 1, Core 6, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square
Course Tutors
Karen Thomas
Admin Contact
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Target Audience
Primary Schools Non-teaching staff / Primary Schools Teaching staff / Secondary Schools Non-teaching staff / Secondary Schools Teaching staff / Special Schools Non-teaching Staff / Special Schools Teaching Staff
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
All Schools / Ethnic Minority Achievement
Ethnic Minority Achievement / SEN
Course description

A course to support all teachers and support staff in schools to unpick SEN in pupils who are also EAL

Course Instructors: Karen Thomas and Rebecca Reeve

Training objectives

We will be looking at:
Is the pupil’s lack of progress related to English language acquisition?
• What is normal progress?
• Working with Bilingual Learning Assistants (BLAs)
• Developmental features

Is the pupil’s lack of progress related to factors in the school, home or community?
• the school ethos / learning environment
• classroom strategies

Is the pupil’s lack of progress related to special educational needs?
• difficulties with cognition and learning
• difficulties with communication and interaction

Strategies for pupils with both SEN and EAL/working with parents

Learning outcomes

Teachers and support staff will have a clear understanding of SEN in pupils who are also EAL, how to identify this and the support available to them from EMAS

Additional Information

Please be aware that by making this booking and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming you have your manager's authorisation to attend this training and are aware of the cancellation/non-attendance charges that apply.

No charge for schools with a support package from EMAS
£100 for membership-only schools
£50 non-attendance charge without prior notice

Start Date
Thursday 10 February 2022
End Date
Thursday 10 February 2022
Closing Date
Wednesday 9 February 2022
13:30 - 16:00
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