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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.


To make a booking please contact us at enquiries@fiveriverstsa.uk.uk

Techniques for effectively Supporting EAL Learners

26th - 27th Feb
Doncaster ITT 

NPQML training session 2

(in partnership with Fusion TSA & Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University)
12th March