English as an Additional Language (EAL)

The EAL service provides advice and guidance for schools to enable them to support children and young people for whom English is an additional language in response to EAL pupils’ diverse learning needs.

The EAL service provides advice and guidance for schools to enable them to support children and young people for whom English is an additional language in response to EAL pupils’ diverse learning needs.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the current situation, and following national guidance, it is best to contact our team via the email address provided:- eal@northumberland.gov.uk


Messages will be checked regularly and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

Support is offered for beginners and early stage learners up to advanced bilinguals who require intervention to raise their attainment. Support at initial Welcome meetings, parent booklets translated into first language and termly newsletters to keep schools updated are offered as part of the service.
 

Request for Individual Support

The service accepts requests for support from school staff only. To access support for individual pupils, you MUST complete the following form:

The forms can be filled in electronically and emailed to the team, or printed and posted.
  • PLEASE NOTE: All requests for support require signed parental consent.
 

Whole School Request for Support

School staff should use this form to request training, whole class support, small group work, school development work, etc. 

The form can be filled in electronically and emailed to the team, or printed and posted.   

Request for Additional Days

Schools who wish to request additional time, or schools who are not part of an SLA, may do so by completing the following form:


PRIVACY NOTICE:
Information is stored according to Northumberland County Council’s policies and adheres to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).


Links to EAL resources:
Access to the Refugee Resource padlet
Access to the Admissions Resource padlet

Assessment and Ofsted Advice padlet
Induction padlet
Early Years padlet
Sensory Support padlet
Resources padlet


CONTACT US:
LINT Manager for EAL: Allison Cox
LINT EAL Teacher: Debra Gunn
Office Manager: Lynne Lowes

Telephone: 01670 624060
Email: eal@northumberland.gov.uk