The OAKS

"An outstanding secondary teaching training provider" (ofsted 2016)

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Day 2019

Last Wednesday, our trainees were out visiting Partnership schools as part of this years EAL (English as an Additional Language) Day.  This annual event, hosted by four of our schools is always very well received and allowed our trainees to develop an understanding of the challenges faced by children learning English as an additional language. This day also provided the opportunity to experience and understand the diverse nature of settings within an urban environment.

The schools which kindly hosted our trainees were as follows;

Stuart Bathurst Catholic High School
Hodge Hills Girls School
Moseley School
Heath Park School

During the day, students were able to obtain expert, practical advice on how to support second language learners in the mainstream classroom, using a variety of collaborative activities, conduct focused lesson observations and received presentations from staff within the four schools visited.

May we thank all of the schools and their staff for all of their hard work in creating one of the highlights of the course so far. As we know, these events can be a ‘logistical nightmare’, yet each of the providers out performed all of our expectations!  We’d also like to thank all of our trainees who were commended for their professionalism and levels of engagement during the day