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English as an Additional Language Training
Coordinator is a consultant for the Local Authority and regularly attends
meetings with other high school in Leeds.
We are highly regarded for our EAL good practice and regularly advise other schools who come to visit our department. Our EAL team is experienced and regularly attend training sessions to keep up to date on the latest developments.
Whole school training
Training teaching staff in the needs of EAL learners is a vital part of supporting our EAL learners. EAL training is part of the new staff induction and this is enhanced by other regular focused training sessions. We have EAL Champions within most departments and staff are now able to adapt their own materials to better support EAL learners.
EAL Peer Mentors/6th Form EAL Mentors
A number of 6th Form and Key Stage 4 pupils who were once new to the country themselves have been trained to support new to English EAL pupils. They regularly support with learning, homework clubs, translation and interpreting for parents and are an invaluable asset to the school.