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Monday, 14 March 2016

EAL Training at a Partnership School

English as an additional language. How can we support our pupils in the classroom? 

On Tuesday, March 8th, Upper Shirley High was pleased to welcome the current cohort of primary and secondary Wildern Partnership SCITT trainees to our school. We work closely with the Wildern Partnership SCITT as we have a strong shared commitment to initial teacher training and preparing our future teachers to be effective and empathetic professionals.

Joanna Wojcik, our EAL co-ordinator, welcomed our primary and secondary colleagues with a Polish lesson. She spoke exclusively in Polish thus demonstrating how daunting it must be for some EAL students to cope in an English speaking classroom. She then introduced a range of useful and practical strategies which she has drawn together from her wealth of teaching experience. The session closed with some reflective group work based on case studies and how all those present could implement what they had learnt.

Thank you Wildern Partnership SCITT trainees for your enthusiasm and high levels of engagement.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Marie Connolly, Professional Mentor.

For further information on Upper Shirley High - http://uppershirleyhigh.org/newsletter/2016/03/11

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