Many of you may be aware of Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. They are managed by Children in Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government. On their fantastic website, they have a regular “Day in the Life” feature, where they invite various professionals to share a typical day in their role supporting children and young people with additional support needs and/or educational establishments, parents and carers.
Recently, our very own Sarah Neary shared a day in the life of an EAL teacher.
Please read her story here.
Many practitioners will be mindful of the effect of the EU referendum result on bilingual and minority ethnic learners, especially those from EU countries.
You may want to read this article from the SchoolsWeek website and share with your colleagues.
On Tuesday 31st May at 6pm the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile will be hosting a Bilingualism Matters event. It is completely free and is aimed at the parents and teachers of bilingual families.
Click here to find out more and register for the event.
You might be interested in this UK-wide competition which is being run by the Poetry Translation Centre in Greater London. Mother Tongue Other Tongue invites schoolchildren from ages 8 to 18 to write an English commentary on a poem from their first language or, if they prefer, to write a poem in a language other than English. Winners will be invited to an award ceremony and their work will be published on the PTC website.
The deadline for entries is Friday 22nd July. Full details of the competition can be found on the Poetry Translation Centre website.