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​​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.

We suggest a good place to start is with the first document listed: A guide - pupils new to learning English.

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.  


 Advice and Guidance documents


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Description and link
Advice and information for those working with Travellers, Irish Travellers, Gypsies, Roma and Showpeople
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

Advice on supporting bilingual childen with SEN
Advice and Guidance for speech and language therapy professionals on working with bilingual pupils

Beginners in English as an Additional Language
Developed by the Slough RARA to assist schools in supporting pupils who are new to English

Black, Ethnic Minority, Refugee, Asylum Seekers, Traveller Parent Information about supporting children in education
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.

Bookstart for dual languages
If you speak English as a second language then you are entitled to free dual language books
Bracknell Forest Inclusion Website

An EAL and diversity websites with resources for pupils in many languages: Chinese, Czech, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, Thai

Collaborative Learning Project 
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

EMA Online 
Site created by several LAs for EAL and BME attainment, with resources across the whole curriculum and all phases, include resources promoting race equality, challenging racism, Global perspectives and multilingual resources, acts as a portal with link to many other useful websites
English Education System  Translated information about the English education system in; Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog – the list of documents does not appear in alphabetic order so you need to scroll down to near the bottom of the page.
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies
Language Identification Chart     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.

Making New Arrivals Feel Welcome
Mantra Lingua resources to make new arrivals feel welcome and to help the understand the education system, incuding a Welcome Booklet CD ROM
Making The Difference
Some examples of excellent practice in narrowing the gap between groups at risk of under-achieving and all learners.
Milton Keynes
LA Ethnic Minority Achievement and Support Service, includes bilingual resources, resources for working with GRT pupils, key visuals, new arrivals resources and advice
New Arrivals Advice
New Arrivals Excellence Programme
South Gloucestershire - Telephone Translation

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. 

Standard Letters for parents translated - Dingle Granby Toxteth
Has standard letters sent by schools to  parents translated into many community languages
What's Working Project
How 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.

EAL Primary Starter Pack

​Resources for supporting New Arrivals including fans for daily activities, everyday school vocabulary, literacy development and images for creating visual timetables.


EAL Resources and Advice from the British Council

​EAL Nexus has free teacher resources for primary and secondary scools, also has information for learners and parents