School-wide Approaches to Supporting EAL/D Students and Families

16th March, 2020 @ 9:00 am


16/03/2020 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am


EAL/D students represent a growing population in Independent schools, prompting schools to consider how best to support these students and their families.  Clear whole-school practice regarding enrolment, communication, shared understanding, language learning and access to the curriculum is necessary.

This two- hour workshop will assist school leaders and their staff in determining best practice within their school context.  Topics covered include:


  • What information should I seek and how is it obtained?
  • How do I best engage in open and supportive conversation?
  • What supports are available for families? (NAP, Secondary School of English, parenting support)
  • What additional information might be relevant for new arrival and refugee families?


Assessment and monitoring of language

  • What tools and resources are available? (SA Department for Education Language and Literacy Levels, Australian Curriculum EAL/D Progressions)
  • What professional learning is available for staff? (CEASA, SA Department for Education Language and Literacy Levels)


Inclusive Practice

  • What does inclusion look like for EAL/D students?
  • Advice within the Australian Curriculum to support rigour and engagement for EAL/D students.


Target Group

Teachers and leaders with responsibility for supporting EAL/D students and families.


There is no on-site parking available.  For parking options please refer to the parking map.  Tram stop #1 Greenhill Road is a 6-minute walk away.

For registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins.



Bookings are closed for this event.