Course Cost:

Non Members: £399 (excluding VAT)

Members: £399 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

Venue address:
PBM Training and Consultancy (Head Office), Heath House Training and Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY

Course Date

01 January 2020

Course Time

09.30 to 15.30

“This is not just another days training course. It will enable delegates to master the delivery of a total programme of learning for all EAL new arrivals with the added privilege of a day’s training by the programme’s creator all included” (Headteacher: Derbyshire) Package cost: £399+VAT includes:

  • The fully comprehensive early intervention programme, including lesson plans, worksheets for each lesson, DVD material, staff manual, flash cards and off site support.
  • One course place chosen from the dates above
  • Additional participants can attend for £150+VAT per person
The programme and resources provide a reusable course which is designed to take a non-English speaker to the equivalent of QCA Level 1 (Secure) enabling them to access the National Curriculum confidently. As a re-usable resource it can be used for every new arrival. The Early Intervention Programme for EAL pupils includes:
  • Highly detailed, practical, easy to deliver, early intervention programme
  • Lesson plans
  • Worksheets
  • Accompanying DVDs
  • One day implementation course for one member of staff
  • Additional course places £150+VAT

Aimed at

Who should attend? Teachers, TAs, and other education professionals directly involved with newly arrived EAL pupils across the primary age range.

Course Content

The programme is designed for teaching assistants and teachers who are directly involved with newly and recently arrived EAL pupils. It provides a highly detailed, practical, easy to deliver, early intervention programme which enables teachers and teaching assistants to deliver structured intervention and support. The programme is divided into essential language structures with progressive lessons at each stage. The programme includes worksheets for each lesson and is accompanied by extensive video material. The one day course is a highly practical day and is designed to help participants to maximise the effectiveness of the programme. It is designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the early strategies required to enable EAL pupils to progress to becoming confident and competent users of English. The course focuses on developing the skills of participants in order to gain the maximum pupil impact from the early intervention language programme. There is an exploration of the wider aspects of EAL including looking at assessment and using the programme across the curriculum. The overall aim of the day is for participants to gain the necessary knowledge, skill and confidence to implement a whole school EAL policy. The one day course also provides participants with direct access to the programme creator so that going forward if they do have any questions regarding implementing the programme, they can access help and support. By the end of the course participants will:

  • Gain some awareness of culture shock and its effects.
  • Become familiar with strategies to help the EAL pupil’s early classroom integration.
  • Develop a whole school flexible approach.
  • Learn about initial assessment and QCA levels and recording.
  • Formulate a plan for the implementation of the programme.
  • Understand the philosophy and structure of the programme.
  • Gain skill and confidence in the methodology of using the programme to maximum effect.
  • Develop an awareness and understanding in using the programme across the curriculum.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • Introduction
  • Aspects of culture shock and its effects.
  • Practical measures for integrating the newly arrived pupil.
  • Awareness of positive and negative aspects of these choices.
  • Thinking outside the box: developing whole school flexibility.
Session 2
  • What is initial assessment?
  • Importance of speech samples.
  • QCA steps: How do we use them?
  • Assessing beyond the initial stage.
  • Formulating a plan to implement the programme.
  • Who?
  • Where?
  • When?
  • How?
Session 3
  • Philosophy behind the programme.
  • How it is structured.
  • The programme in action (practical session).
Session 4
  • Using the worksheets effectively.
  • Simple reinforcement techniques.
  • Reaching a plateau.
  • Using the programme across the curriculum.
  • Any Questions

Tutor information

The tutor and creator of the early intervention programme, is an EAL specialist with more than thirty years’ experience. She has taught pupils from a wide spectrum of educational backgrounds from both primary and secondary age ranges. During her career she has taught pupils from forty countries and has been involved in all aspects of EAL. She has taught programmes of structured English to classes comprised solely of newly-arrived non English speakers and has worked for a local authority providing support and training to teaching assistants and those working with newly arrived EAL pupils.

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