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

Schools can request support by completing the online or paper SEND Support Services ‘Request for Support ‘ form as well as the accompanying parental consent form.

Email: EAL@northumberland.gov.uk

SEND Manager for EAL:  Katinka Bryan
SEND EAL Teacher: Debra Gunn
Office Manager: Dorothy MacDonald
Tel: 01670 623346

Request for pupil support and parental consent form
Request for Whole School support
Transfer days
Purchase of Additional Days
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