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Bespoke training

We offer bespoke training to schools which is free of charge.
If you wish to book this please contact us on

Training for teachers and teaching assistants

The Service also offers a range of half and full day courses for teachers. These are chargeable: full day £150 and half day £70. Courses we offer cover various topics and are dependent upon demand. Topics include

  • SEN or EAL? Distinguishing the difference
  • Classroom strategies for new arrivals in primary schools
  • Classroom strategies for new arrivals in secondary schools
  • Developing writing skills in more advanced EAL learners
  • Supporting EAL learners in EYFS
  • Supporting more advanced EAL learners in primary schools
  • Supporting more advanced EAL learners in secondary schools
  • Assessing, monitoring and tracking the progress of learners new to English

EAL Network meeting

Wednesday 4th March 2020, 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Sans Souci, free to Solihull schools, £50 for out-of-borough/independent schools.

If you wish to book a place, please email

Upcoming training

  • TA training short course (3 sessions), 1.30 – 3.30pm, commencing 1st March 2021
  • SEN and EAL – distinguishing the difference 1.30-3.30pm, Monday 8th March 2021
  • Spring term EAL Network, 1.30-3.30pm, Wednesday 17th March 2021

All training is free and will be delivered via Teams

To book a place please email