EAL Assessment in Primary Schools

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.

Leafets about being Excluded from School

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

Speedy Readers for pupils with EAL

At Charleston Academy and in the Highland trial in primary schools, Speedy Readers has proven very effective for pupils with EAL who have a ‘spiky profile’ eg their Listening and Talking is stage 3 or 4, but their Reading and Writing is stage 1 or 2.   Typically, this will be a pupil in P5 + who has been in UK education for more than 2 years, but who has literacy difficulties.

It is ideal for these pupils as it involves:

  • groupwork
  • reading choice
  • auditory back up
  • context

For information on how to implement, please see the Highland Literay BLOG http://highlandliteracy.com/speedy-readers-the-literacy-toolbox/

You may also want to use this with younger pupils. Please get in touch for advice.

Please note: This is not recommended for pupils who are New to English

Helping Your Child to Become Bilingual

Information for parents/carers and professionals on the advantages of bilingualism, available in the following languages:

ENGLISH       ARABIC       BENGALI    CHINESE     FARSI       FRENCH     GERMAN     JAPANESE    KOREAN    LATVIAN    MALAY    POLISH   PORTUGUESE    PUNJABI    RUSSIAN    SPANISH    THAI    TURKISH    URDU

World Stories website

This website contains lots of stories in many different languages. It has audio files and there is usually both English and other language version of the story. Once registered on the site, you have access to EAL guides which detail grammar and vocabulary included in the stories and other teacher guides and support.

World Stories website