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English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) Service

Helping you to achieve the best learning outcomes

Our package is part of the extended School Improvement and Early Years Service provision for schools, supporting pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL) and from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) backgrounds. As part of the School Improvement team we provide a range of training  including bespoke  and one to one pupil support  delivered by a skilled team of MEA Specialist Teachers and Specialist Teaching Assistants. 

Underpinning this is an on-line Initial Spoken Language Programme, which is available to all schools including academies and independent schools. 

Once you are logged in select services on the top blue bar, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click buy underneath the School Improvement and Early Years Service.

This can be tailored to meet the needs of your school and could include:

  • Raising awareness of strategies to support English as an Additional Language learners
  • Developing Tolerant Attitudes to Diversity in Early Years & Key Stage: An introduction.
  •  EAL in the Early Years
  • Creating differentiation to develop writing with EAL Learners
  • How schools can effectively support the transition of EAL and GRT pupils?
  • Making your school EAL pupil friendly
  • Assessing progress of EAL learners using the Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement (NASSEA) levels
  • GRT pupils:  Culture, lifestyles, attitudes and aspirations
  • Encouraging MEA pupil voice
  • Refugee and Asylum Seeker awareness

Following a referral, the support includes an initial assessment by a Specialist Teacher, the development of a support plan in partnership with the school and 1:1, group or classroom based support for the pupil, delivered by a Specialist Teaching Assistant.

Support can be provided for:

  • Pupils with no/little English, covering the Initial Spoken Language Programme.
  • EAL pupils not making expected progress in early years and at Key Stage 1/2/3
  • Advanced Bilingual Learners
  • EAL pupils preparing for tests/examination (Phonics test, KS2 SATs, GCSE’s: developing academic language and understanding of cultural references)
  • Supporting a GRT pupil and their family
  • Supporting newly arrived refugee or asylum seekers

This can be tailored to meet the needs of your school and could include:

  • Raising awareness of strategies to support English as an Additional Language learners
  • Developing Tolerant Attitudes to Diversity in Early Years & Key Stage: An introduction.
  •  EAL in the Early Years
  • Creating differentiation to develop writing with EAL Learners
  • How schools can effectively support the transition of EAL and GRT pupils?
  • Making your school EAL pupil friendly
  • Assessing progress of EAL learners using the Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement (NASSEA) levels
  • GRT pupils:  Culture, lifestyles, attitudes and aspirations
  • Encouraging MEA pupil voice
  • Refugee and Asylum Seeker awareness

Following a referral, the support includes an initial assessment by a Specialist Teacher, the development of a support plan in partnership with the school and 1:1, group or classroom based support for the pupil, delivered by a Specialist Teaching Assistant.

Support can be provided for:

  • Pupils with no/little English, covering the Initial Spoken Language Programme.
  • EAL pupils not making expected progress in early years and at Key Stage 1/2/3
  • Advanced Bilingual Learners
  • EAL pupils preparing for tests/examination (Phonics test, KS2 SATs, GCSE’s: developing academic language and understanding of cultural references)
  • Supporting a GRT pupil and their family
  • Supporting newly arrived refugee or asylum seekers

Interested in English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) Service?

Let us know your details and one of our Relationship Managers will be in touch with some more information: nyes@northyorks.gov.uk