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A whole-school approach to literacy

Added 11 Aug 2017 | Updated 20 Mar 24

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.

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