English as an additional language

The Standards and Excellence team run an English as an additional language (EAL) Network and welcome all Suffolk schools to join and be part of this.  It gives valuable opportunities to share good practice and resources, discuss issues as they arise, have input from our EAL Specialist Leaders in Education and also from guest speakers at various points throughout the year.  Sally Swann, Regional Lead for Education, Jacqui Cant, Assessment and Moderation Officer and Katie Magill, GRT Liaison Officer, look forward to welcoming you.

Network dates 2022 – 2023

(currently these are held on ‘teams’)

Tuesday 11th October 2022 3.45-5.15pm

Wednesday 23rd November 2022 3.45-5.15pm

Monday 6th February 2023 3.45-5.15pm

Tuesday 28th March 2023 3.45-5.15pm

Wednesday 17th May 2023 3.45-5.15pm

Thursday 6th July 2023 3.45-5.15pm

If you would like to join the network, please email Sally Swann  ELStandardsandexcellence@suffolk.gov.uk

Useful links

Refugees, war and conflict | Suffolk County Council

Specialist leaders in education (SLEs)

We have a secondary and a primary SLE available to work with school leaders in a bespoke way according to need.  Please see below an overview of the process and the scoping document that school leaders are required to complete to access the support.  The cost of 1x day support for an SLE is £350.

School to school support scoping specification

School to school support process

For further information please email ELStandardsandexcellence@suffolk.gov.uk