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A whole-school approach to literacy

Added 11 Aug 2017
Getting to grips with the EAL proficiency stages

Emma Sheppard, at the British International School in Vietnam, shared how her school approached whole-school literacy with an English as an additional language (EAL) focus.

This resource discusses:

  • Why it is beneficial assigning specialists to lead strategies like these
  • The importance of providing staff with accredited CPD courses
  • How a shared terminology and uniform approach help to evolve teaching methods
  • That cross curricular representation is important when taking the whole-school approach

Emma shares how a CPD course originally developed in Australia has been used in Vietnam, and is now being taken up by schools teaching Key Stage 2 and up in the UK, where there are a high percentage of EAL learners.