EAL Support Team

Who We Are

The English as an additional language (EAL)Support Team , is a well-established, flexible and experienced team who support educational settings within North Yorkshire.

The team is committed to working with schools and settings to continue to improve the quality of teaching, learning and provision for EAL children. Training courses, in school / setting support, and additional advisory services are based upon research and best practice, with a clear focus on the needs of schools, pupils, teachers and governorsThe Benefits of Our Service

 Our aim is to promote and sustain continuous improvement in the quality of education for EAL children and young people. The team is made up of a consultant who is supported by highly skilled advanced teaching assistants, some of whom also have bilingual skills.  


The service is unique in that they offer two strands of support:

1: Training and coaching for staff and other stakeholders

2: Bespoke support for EAL pupils

Specialist Consultant- key areas of expertise offered:

  • Initial induction and assessment for new arrivals and their families
  • EAL policy development
  • EAL manager support
  • Leadership development and support
  • Advice, training and support for the effective development of quality first level teaching through provision development- strategies to support differentiation
  • Devising bespoke packages to support teaching & learning
  • Advice, training and support to promote inclusion and independence through access to a mainstream curriculum
  • Support for practitioners across a range of age phases, including wider workforce professional and all educational settings
  • CPD support and training for NQTs, School alliances, SCITT providers and HE ITT institutions
  • Targeted programmes that respond to local and national priorities
    Specialist Advanced Teaching Assistants:
  • Deliver the packages developed by the special advisory teachers to enhance and promote learning for individuals and small groups
  • Promotion of initial spoken language – communication and language skills
  • Developing reading comprehension
  • Developing writing skills - promoting understanding of sentence structure and developing confidence in their use and application
  • Pre teaching of subject/ topic vocabulary
  • EAL pupils preparing for test/examination (phonics test, KS2 SATs, GCSE’s: developing academic language and understanding of cultural references
  • Translation services (Arabic)

    Contacts us
    For referrals:
    Telephone: 01609 532460
    To book central or school based training and pupil support:

    Useful Documents

    Newsletters / Letters

    EAL/GRT Summer 2019 Newsletter