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EAL Best Practice Case Studies


More than 1 in 6 primary school pupils in England and over three quarters of pupils in some London schools speak English as an additional language (EAL). The need to identify and support children and young people with EAL who also have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) is an increasing priority.

In recognition of this, The Communication Trust has developed a series of case studies with settings across England to showcase effective approaches for supporting children and young people with EAL and SLCN.

These studies celebrate settings that have developed successful practices to identify and monitor SLCN and EAL, as well as innovative and cost-effective approaches to support EAL children and young people.

 Case studies

    • Holy Trinity Primary Academy, Halifax
      Read how the nursery staff work with parents, monitor children's progress and provide support using targeted and whole-school approaches.

    • Kingswood Primary School, London
      Read how the school screens their nursery children for SLCN and provide support using a 12-week communication programme.

    • Evelina London Children’s Healthcare, London
      Read how the Community Speech and Language Therapy Service screens pupils in schools, supports families and trains professionals and parents.

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Disclaimer: These case studies mention resources, tools and programmes of support provided by third parties. The Communicaton Trust does not endorse or recommend these third-party providers, and as such accepts no responsibility for the content of their resources and interventions.