How to close the COVID-19 gap for EAL learners - Coggle Diagram
How to close the COVID-19 gap for EAL learners
Neoliberalism creates competition at micro, meso and macro levels.
The minimum funding levels for English as an additional language 2015-16 will be: Primary £466 Secondary £1,130
This minimum funding level will apply to pupils with EAL who entered the English state school system in the past three years.
DfE (July 2014): Fairer schools funding: arrangements for 2015 to 2016
However there is no compulsion for local authorities to include an EAL factor, nor for the value of this to be at the minimum level or above northere is no accountability mechanism regarding schools' use of this funding.
In 2011, The ethnics minority achievement Grant was mainstreamed into the Direct Schools Grant. Since then a research report from NASUWT shows that thee has been a reduction in available support for EAL when demand on services was increasing.
The main issue is that learners of EAL have no entitlement to EAL teaching and learning nor a defined EAL curriculum, these children's needs are additional to the NC and therefore need additional funding.
Izadinia 2013 'The Teacher I want to be'
Katy Oct 2020 'All children should have their individual needs met to be given equal opportunity to met the LO'.
REFLEXIVITY- an awareness of self-in-practice, as an important aspect of reflective practice for teachers as members of a demanding, ever-changing profession.
Glazier 2005 'Talking and teaching through a positional lens'
Quality First Teaching
- Were GL's needs being met? Did he have effective peer and teacher relationships? Was the curriculum accessible for him? Was the work effectively differentiated? Was the teaching style similar to what he is used to and tailored to his learning style?
Neoliberalism goes beyond classical liberalism in that neoliberalism supports the creation of markets (i.e. competition) where there previously had not been any
Neoliberalism, as a political ideology in education, is understood by many scholars, political commentators and educationalists as being overwhelmingly dominant in the shaping of recent educational practice and policy.
Successful ROL requires a partnership between schools and parents as well as parental peer support (Kong 2018)
Pre recorded lessons do not offer the potential for social interaction
MFL- EAL learners were considered by all of the teacher participants as having an opportunity to excel and show them selves as engaged and confident language learners