EAL Area 2

Establish strategies to engage parents of EAL pupils in their child’s learning and the life of the school.

FAQs

1. How do I fully engage parents of EAL learners in their child’s education and the life of their school?

– Take a look at the classroom routines document in the useful documents section (below).

– Try translating letters and important information that the parents need to know to show you are trying to engage with them.

2. How would you advice overcoming language barriers with parents?

– Try translating letters and important information that the parents need to know to show you are trying to engage with them.

– Make sure letters are in clear, basic english to ensure that communication is clear and hence effective.

3. How would you advice integrating new to English families into the school community?

Take a look at the Involving parents document in the useful documents section (below).

4. How can records of achievement and parents evening be made accessible for families from other countries?

– Make sure all information is in clear, basic English.

– Speak clearly and at a slower pace, to allow time for parents to translate information.

5. How should schools promote involvement in the PTA and governance of the school?

Take a look at the making parents feel welcome documents in the useful documents section (Right).

Useful Documents