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working together for all our children

Montage of children and staff at Abbeyfield and Tinsley

Narrowing the Gap

We aim to support schools to narrow the gap for disadvantaged pupils through effective language development. Whether pupils are new to English or come from a disadvantaged background with poor language skills, we believe that a language-rich classroom culture can support a wide range of disadvantaged to groups to better access the education on offer and make outstanding progress.

International New Arrivals

Our EAL course provides coached observation of pupils in our ‘Intensive Language Development class groups’ many of whom are new to English, and / or new to the country.  At Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy we serve a community of over 30 nationalities, including many pupils newly arrived from Eastern Europe.  Trainees see first-hand the techniques used to support pupils using language structures and oral rehearsal prior to writing.  Our mantra is “if they can’t say it, they can’t write it” and it is the vigorous preparation for writing which our course teaches.

Through delivering outstanding CPD we aim to ensure that international new arrivals are well supported in Sheffield and beyond and that they receive planned, appropriate and intensive language development in their early years in this country.

National Pupil Premium Awards

We were incredibly proud to be recognised in the 2016 National Pupil Premium Awards.

This award recognises the school’s efforts in improving the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium pupils.

We are passionate about improving outcomes for all our pupils disadvantaged pupils and we strive continuously to raise attainment to ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Deep Dive School Reviews

Our school reviews provide a deep dive into a specific aspect of a school’s development needs and support school leaders to highlight good practice and identify key areas for improvement. 

Through bespoke follow-up coaching and support  we ensure that experienced educators use their knowledge of current research and their hands-on experience of working within schools to promote sustainable school-led self-improvement.

We can provide deep-dive school reviews for a range of development requirements, our specialisms include: SEND, EAL, Pupil Premium, Oracy, Maths mastery, Reading, curriculum development and assessment. 


Standard Package

  • One day in school review by two Specialist Leaders of Education.
  • Data analysis.
  • Written report.

Enhanced Package

  • Standard Package plus:
  • A National Leader of Education / Local Leader of Education to jointly conduct the review (replacing one SLE).
  • Follow up half day PDM for staff at school to evaluate findings and develop an action plan.

Bespoke Package

  • Contact us to book or discuss bespoke options. 


Contact us to make a booking:

Effective Techniques for supporting EAL Learners

Sheffield TSA
Learner's First
Loughborough Learning Alliance
Doncaster ITT
Yorkshire Three Counties SCITT
Pathfinder TSA
Outwood Institute of Education
Learning Unlimited TSA


In partnership with Best Practice

School Reviews

Standard Package: £699

Enhanced Package: £999

Contact us to discuss bespoke options