In supporting young people with EAL (English as an Additional Language) we aim to:
- assist schools in developing a planned approach to induction and inclusion support;
- advise schools on pupil placement, teaching strategies, transitions, curriculum differentiation, resources and assessment;
- provide support and advice to schools as they develop their capacity to manage and sustain continued improvement with a particular focus on the progress and achievement of bilingual learners;
- work with schools to ensure equality of opportunity for bilingual pupils to access the curriculum, with reference to HMIe Quality Indicators;
- advise schools about alternative assessments and, where necessary, support schools in preparing pupils for SQA ESOL examinations which may be required for entrance to university.