Latest Ofsted good practice case study published
OfSTED has recently published the sixth in its series of EAL good practice case studies. The most recent case study describes the EAL teaching and support at Greet Primary School in Birmingham.
Key features of this outstanding school's provision are:
- A high proportion of the teaching assistants are bilingual and are able to speak many of the languages spoken by pupils learning English as an additional language.
- There is a specialist coordinator for EAL
- All teachers and support staff are responsible for teaching English as an additional language
- The whole curriculum is based around language and draws on pupils’ experiences.
- Written activities are for a real purpose
The case study can be found at http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/good-practice-resource-outstanding-achievement-for-pupils-learning-english-additional-language-greet
Colleagues will want to refer to the new guidance for inspecting EAL.