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Identifying and Assessing Additional Learning Needs in Pupils for whom English is an Additional Language 

Date: 15 June 2022

Time: 12.30 – 13.30

Platform: Zoom

Cost: BAISIS member £40  / BSA member £60 / Member additional attendee £15  / Non-member £120

Audience: Teachers of EAL, SENCOs, mainstream subject teachers

Course Outline:

Early identification of additional learning needs is important if pupils are going to be effectively supported in their academic studies. However, it is widely recognised that it can be difficult to distinguish between concerns that arise because of a language learning need and those whose root is a specific learning difficulty. This webinar aims to identify and evaluate approaches to identification and assessment of additional learning needs in EAL pupils.

Training topics will include: 

EAL, SEN, SpLD, dyslexia, identification of SEN needs, assessment of SEN needs in EAL pupils

Learning Outcomes:

To better understand how to differentiate between EAL and SEN needs. To consider possible methods of assessment of SEN needs in EAL pupils.

Trainer: Sarah Proudlove, Deputy Head, The Mount, Mill Hill International

Sarah has been Deputy Head at The Mount, Mill Hill International since April 2015. Throughout her career she has dedicated herself to supporting the academic development and wellbeing of international pupils in British independent schools. Previously Head of EAL at two different boarding schools, Sarah has experience of training teachers in supporting the needs of international pupils both in and outside of the classroom.