This branch gives guidance on working with pupils new to English, downloadable teaching materials, and specialist information on Refugee and Asylum Seekers. Below are general principles, strategies and guidelines for activities for parents, carers and teachers of bilingual and multilingual pupils.
Documents created before September 2011 will refer to EMAS or ACTES. Services have been reorganised and addresses will have changed. Contact your local authority for details of their support services.
http://www.nfer.ac.uk/publications/TGS01/ Research report on training and support issues for those working with children, young people and families from Traveller, Irish Traveller, Gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities
http://www.bilingualism.co.uk/index.htmlAdvice and Guidance for speech and language therapy professionals on working with bilingual pupils
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/beginners/programmes.htmDeveloped by the Slough RARA to assist schools in supporting pupils who are new to English
http://tmwintk.realhistories.org.uk/The Runnymede Trust designed Tell Me What I Need to Know to help parents, particularly those from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Refugee, Asylum-seeking and Traveller communities to support their children’s education more confidently and effectively.
An EAL and diversity websites with resources for pupils in many languages: Chinese, Czech, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, Thaihttp://www.bfinclusion.org.uk/
http://www.collaborativelearning.org A highly recommend website, collaborative group work is an excellent way to support pupils with EAL, there are numerous resources across all phases and across the curriculum
http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupDownloadFile.asp?GroupId=922202&ResourceId=4493503 If a parent comes to your school and you are unable to identify the language they speak this chart has a phrase in 62 languages, the parent can be shown the chart to indicate their language.
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110809101133/http://www.nsonline.org.uk/search/inclusion/results/nav:45994Achived National Strategies advice on new arrivals
http://intranet/content/communityservices/department/LanguageLine/Language%20Line.htm Language Line - a translation service for SG schools. For details of how to use this service follow the link.
http://www.whatsworking.eu/romaHow can schools support the needs of Roma pupils?The What's Working Project helped to identify and develop appropriate guidance to support practitioners in their role of inducting Roma children in education as well as supporting parents and carers to be involved in the education of their children.
Resources for supporting New Arrivals including fans for daily activities, everyday school vocabulary, literacy development and images for creating visual timetables.
EAL Nexus has free teacher resources for primary and secondary scools, also has information for learners and parents https://eal.britishcouncil.org/free-resources-teachers