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2. UK government policies and reports
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Number of resources (12)
Narrowing the Gaps - National Strategies (2009)
A summary of materials published by the National Strategies to support Ethnic Minority Achievement includes all current resources for working with pupils learning English as an additional language.
The Children's Plan: Building brighter futures - DCSF (2007)
The Children's Plan published in 2007 set out the work of the Department for Children, Schools and the Family for the next ten years. A review of progress is expected to be published in 2008.
New Arrivals Excellence Programme Guidance: Primary and Secondary National Strategies - DCSF (2008)
In response to a high level of pupil mobility and increased migration, the DCSF has produced guidance to support both primary and secondary schools in welcoming new arrivals and teaching them successfully.
Getting Started with Primary Languages: Advice, Support and Resources for a Multilingual Approach - J. Brown (2007)
Article looking at how government proposals to make languages part of the primary curriculum can have a positive impact across the whole curriculum.
Every Language Matters - Ofsted (2008)
Ofsted report calling for community languages to be given higher status in England's schools to enable more pupils to learn them.
Raising the Achievement of Bilingual Learners in Primary Schools: Evaluation of the Pilot Programme - K. White, K. Lewis & F. Fletcher-Campbell (2006)
NFER report of a Primary EAL Pilot carried out by the Primary National Strategy in partnership with the DfES's Ethnic Minority Achievement Unit in 21 LEAs.
Could They Do Even Better?: The writing of bilingual learners of English at KS2 (OFSTED 2005)
Excellent tool for tutors to use with student teachers and trainees to support them in developing bilingual pupils’ writing skills.
Aiming High: Guidance on the assessment of pupils learning English as an additional language (DfES 2005)
This guidance document sets out DfES policy and recommended practice in relation to the assessment of pupils learning English as an additional language
More Advanced Learners of English as an Additional language in Secondary schools and Colleges - OFSTED (2003)
Result of an inspection exercise to identify good practice with more advanced learners of EAL in KS4 and post-16.
Aiming High: Supporting Effective Use of EMAG - DfES (2004)
This document provides guidance on how LEAs and schools use the Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant to raise achievement of minority ethnic pupils
Support for Minority Achievement: Continuing Professional Development - OFSTED (2002)
A study that considers opportunities for professional development for teachers funded by the Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant.
Aiming High: Raising the Achievement of Minority Ethnic Pupils (focus on bilingual pupils) - DfES (2003)
The section on supporting bilingual learners provides a useful background on EAL
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