The Schools & Academies Show Podcast
Special Education Needs, Migration and English as an Additional Language
Jun 12, 2020 · 29 min
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Birmingham is the largest and one of the most deprived local authorities in Europe. It has one the highest number of children with English as an Additional Language (EAL); some of the 400 schools in its territory have between 30 to 40 different languages spoken within the same institution. In this context, spotting special needs in children has proven even more difficult. Listen to Terri Cawser (Birmingham Council) share best practices and tips on how to assist schools in creating a truly inclusive environment.

📎 Identifying Children and Young People with EAL and SEN 

  • Key issues for schools when identifying and supporting children and young people with EAL who may also have SEN
  • Clarifying misconceptions that can lead to misidentification of a learning need 
  • Establishing processes for accurate identification of need

💡 Terri Cawser, Assistant Service Lead - Pupil and School Support, Directorate for Education & Skills, Birmingham Council

🏫 This session was recorded live on 14th November 2019 in the SEND Theatre of the Schools & Academies Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

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