Supporting EAL pupils in school
Race equality and minority achievement (REMA) specialist teachers and bilingual support workers can help in a wide variety of ways as schools seek to cater for the needs of their EAL pupils. These include:
- Provision of an interpreting service by bilingual support workers for initial and on-going meetings with the parents of new EAL pupils. REMA bilingual support workers cover a range of over 40 languages
- An initial assessment of EAL pupils by REMA specialist teachers to provide background information as well as details of their proficiency in English and in their first language
- Visits from a REMA bilingual support worker during a pupil's first weeks in school to help them settle in
- Provision of support strategies to be used by teachers and TAs
- Direct teaching support to support EAL pupils to better access the curriculum
- First language in-class support from a REMA bilingual support worker
- A more detailed assessment of an EAL pupil's first language recommended for EHCP process
- Joint planning with school staff
- Modelling of effective teaching strategies by REMA specialist teachers
- Advice and guidance for staff on particular pupil issues
- Bilingual support provided to facilitate SATs tests and first language GCSE exams
- Training for teachers, support staff and leadership teams as well as workshops for parents/carers
- School development support with regard to equality, diversity, integration and inclusion.
- Guidance for schools in allocating school census English proficiency codes and using ethnicity and language data
If you would like to discuss your requirements or arrange a consultation with one of our specialist staff please contact:
- Susan Weston (REMA Lead Teacher, West area), 01483 517831, email@example.com
- Moira Lemprière (REMA Lead Teacher, East area), 01483 519109, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mariana Wallington (Bilingual Support Coordinator), 01483 517675, email@example.com
- Britkid – an introduction to nine British children from different backgrounds, with the chance to learn about their families, homes, friends and experiences.
- Crick software - educational software and downloads, including grids for Clicker 4.
- Ethnologue – Collecting ethnic and language minority data including information on the 7000+ languages in the world.
- InService training and educational development – equality and diversity in education.
- National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum – news, publications, resources and research relating to English as an additional language.
Files available to download
- REMA Pupil Referral Form (PDF)
A referral form for schools to request Race Equality and Minority Achievement (REMA) service support for their pupils
- Early Years Referrals (PDF)
How pre-school settings and nurseries can get information and advice to support children whose first language is not English
- Academies Brochure 2020-21 (PDF)
Academies Brochure for 2020-2021