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Training offer

The EMA team offers training on a diverse range of topics, delivered in a number of ways and to a range of different audiences.

Where is training delivered?

  • In schools– through staff meetings / training sessions
  • In localities- to groups of SENDCos/ SENCos/ EAlCos – keeping up to date with latest developments plus short interactive presentations (30 minutes – 1 hour) on a range of topics related to EAL learners.
  • Through network meetings- 2 hour interactive sessions delivered north and south of the county.  A chance to consider topics in more detail and meet colleagues from local schools to share concerns and examples of good practice.
  • Broadcast Webinarsbroadcast online interactive sessions, 1 hour. Attendees access virtually via laptops, tablets, mobile phones.  The broadcast is recorded and can viewed again via a link sent to attendees.

Who comprises the audiences?

Teachers, TAs, SENDCos, SENCos, EALCos, NQTs and ITT students SENCO Conference, Chichester University Education students

Which key phases are covered?

Primary and Secondary

Training topics delivered in schools OR networks       

  • Supporting EAL learners in the early acquisition stage of learning English
  • Differentiating for EAL learners in class (teachers/TAs)
  • Supporting advanced EAL learners in class
  • Identifying learning needs in EAL learners (eg. SEN or EAL?)
  • Being an EAL Coordinator
  • Celebrating and promoting diversity in school                                                                                

Bespoke training can be requested through your local EMA Advisory Teacher. Locality topics, in addition to keeping attendees up to date, have included:

  • Assessing and monitoring progress and achievement
  • Planning for Language across the Curriculum
  • Collaborative Learning – language conscious, EAL friendly
  • Creating a welcoming environment for families of EAL leaners
  • Multilingualism and Dyslexia
  • Bilingual staff – are we making the most of them?


Last updated 15 October 2020

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