Initial assessments can be made by a member of the EAL team. Please contact EAL Team to be directed to the appropriate member of staff.
Assessments are undertaken using the Primary EAL Profile .
Guidance on Updating EAL Profiles helps you to fill in the profiles
The targets identified in the profiles are linked with strategies from the Primary EAL strategies booklet.
Children may go through a silent period during their initial time in school. The Silent Period Language Development checklist may be useful to track this period.
The EAL Team may also be able to offer CAT sessions to support staff to update profiles.
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Here is a link to downloadable resources Play At Home in English and Polish. These resources have been developed by the NHS to encourage early development through play at home.
The NHS website says:
play@home activity sheets
Here is a link to recommended Equality and Diversity Picture Books for use ion classrooms. There are also lesson plans available on the highland Literacy Blog.
Highland Council’s Equalities Improvement Group and LGBTI+ sub-group have published a series of lesson plans in December 2017 to support the development of Equality and Diversity across the curriculum. 18 picture books have been selected; for each picture book there have been lessons created for Early – Fourth Levels (Curriculum for Excellence) driven by the Literacy and English and Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes.
Click each of the book cover image below to download the lesson plan for each book.
Help I’m Being Excluded. This leaflet has been produced by Govan Law Centre and is for children who have been excluded so that they are aware of their rights. It is available in the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Gaelic, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovakian, Tagalog and Urdu.
Click on Help I’m Being Excluded to access
- For: Parents, Primary, Secondary, SFL
- Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovak, Tagalog, Urdu
- Purpose: Best Practice, Information, Letters Home
Here are some Arabic resources including basic phrases, welcome signs and useful classroom vocabulary.
Or you can download this….
For Dual Language Resources and Dictionaries in Arabic here are some book suggestions and book sellers to buy them from:
EAL resources for new arrivals (Arabic)
EAL dual language dictionaries for secondary pupils (Arabic)
There are also more resources if you follow the link below for maths, subject key words, topic words and general information….
Some schools have developed their own ways of keeping track of their Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter sessions, but just in case you haven’t done so yet, here are some record sheets to keep track of sessions that are taking place for Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter.
Teddy Talk Record of Activities
Big Bear Banter Record of Activities Final
Please print this poster off and publicise this event if you think anyone would be interested in your area. Thanks.
European Day of Languages 2015 Poster
You and your family and friends are invited to
A celebration of the European day of Languages On
Saturday 26th September 12:30pm-15:30pm
At the Spectrum Centre, Inverness
Celebrate bilingualism, share your language with others, learn simple phrases in another language
Live music, traditional dance and complimentary refreshments
We hope to see you there,
Best wishes from Adult Learning, Inverness
If you need to access Interpreting and Translation Services just click on the picture box for further information. You will be directed to the Highland Council Intranet and so if using a machine outside Highland Council establishments you will need to use your User Name and Password to access it as it is for Highland Council Users only.