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Better Bilingual EAL Network Meeting

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Cathedral Primary School

College Square

Bristol

BS1 5TS

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Somali Poetry - Enriching the Curriculum

Translanguaging: what it is and why it matters

Guest Speakers:

Terra Glowach - Lead Practitioner for Literacy (CST) and Teacher of English - Bristol Cathedral Choir School Proud supporter of the One Bristol Curriculum

Terra Glowach will be talking about raising the profile of Somali students, their language, and rich poetry tradition. The Somali community faces the brunt of racist attitudes in Bristol, and yet offers a wealth of wisdom and cultural capital which schools can harness and use to enrich the curriculum.

Catherine Brennan - Better Bilingual Consultant, Trainer with The Bell Foundation & EAL Academy Associate Proud supporter of the One Bristol Curriculum

Catherine Brennan will be exploring what is meant by 'translanguaging', how it relates to the concept of multilingualism as an asset - and what messages it has for teachers of all children and young people.

Who is this Bristol EAL Network Meeting for?

If you have an interest in EAL provision in education, you are welcome, whether you are:

  • an educator in EYFS, primary or secondary
  • a trainee teacher
  • a parent/carer
  • a governor
  • working with EAL children, young people or families in collaboration with schools.

What is the format?

Our Bristol EAL Network Meetings are informal gatherings, scheduled for after school. Please arrive from 3.45pm for tea & biscuits, kindly provided by the host school/organisation, ready for a prompt start at 4pm. Beginning with EAL updates, we then typically explore one or two focus areas through short presentations by guest speakers, moving onto group discussions. We welcome your contributions, questions & suggestions, and finish by 5pm.

Why should you attend?

  • High quality EAL CPD opportunity
  • Expert advice & guidance from EAL consultants
  • Guest speakers with a range of expertise
  • Local & national EAL updates
  • Sharing of EAL good practice
  • Voicing of EAL concerns & questions
  • Signposting to EAL resources & events
  • Networking opportunities

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