English as an Additional Language Service (EALS)


HubEAL, the new initiative from EALS, launches on Thursday 1 March.

Benefits for members include access to an email advice line, networking meetings, reduced price places on EALS training courses, free EAL resources and a regular newsletter.

A 12 month subscription is just £85, 13 months for new members. You can subscribe through the Services to Schools Webshop from March 1st or contact Deborah Owen at HubEAL@eastsussex.gov.uk for more information.

1. What is EALS?

EALS provides support to primary and secondary school pupils (KS1 – KS4) whose first or home language is not English and where this poses a barrier to their education and makes them vulnerable to underachievement. The support is provided to pupils by EAL teachers and bilingual support officers in the mainstream school settings helping them to improve their English and to achieve their full potential.

EALS do not support pre-school and Reception children in mainstream schools - these children would be supported the Early Years Service.

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