English as an Additional Language Service (EALS)

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Access  key information and resources to support East Sussex schools during the pandemic,  including  SEND-specific information and links to the latest DfE guidance.

2. What EALS offer

EALS offers two main support packages:

The Full Support Package includes:

  • Direct Teaching Interventions  
  • Direct BSO Support   
  • Direct support with projects and initiatives: February Is Celebrate Your Home Language Month, The Val Larkin Dual Language Writing Award, The New Arrivals Programme, Pupil Ambassador Programme and Parent Ambassador Programme 
  • Mother Tongue GCSE Support  
  • Parental Engagement
  • plus All elements of the Advisory Package 

Priced at 100% of the DfE funding your school gets for EAL (no more to pay, regardless of new arrivals)

The Advisory Package includes:

  • An EAL Advisory teacher assigned to your school  
  • Pupil Assessments including Initial Assessments, Parent Questionnaire and Mother Tongue Assessments in 17 community language and classroom observations 
  • Support with home-school liaison  
  • Access to EAL-friendly teaching resources 
  • February Is Celebrate Your Home Language Month  
  • The Val Larkin Dual Language Writing Award   
  • *The New Arrivals Programme, Pupil Ambassador Programme and Parent Ambassador Programme consultations

Priced at 25% of the DfE funding your school gets for EAL (Top ups for direct interventions)

EALS Subscription only (available from April 2022)

Priced at £1000 for primary schools / £1500 for Secondary schools (Top ups for all interventions)

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