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A whole-school approach to EAL programming and provision

Catering for the language and literacy development of EAL learners is a long-term, shared school community commitment. The most effective EAL provision involves a whole-school approach. This means that EAL learners and their families are acknowledged, consulted, included, and active participants in the school community. It also means:

  • targeted EAL programs are provided for students with the greatest learning needs
  • all teachers are aware of the learning needs of the EAL cohort
  • strong EAL pedagogy is evident in classroom programs, planning, teaching and assessment practices
  • teachers use the Victorian Curriculum F-10 English as an Additional Language (EAL) as the basis for curriculum planning
  • teachers use the curriculum companion resources, provided by the Department, to broaden their understanding of the EAL curriculum, to validate assessments of students’ progress and to design appropriate learning experiences
  • principals use the EAL Achievement reports from the School Information Portal and Panorama to review and monitor the progress of students against the Victorian Curriculum F-10 EAL and to inform program planning
  • EAL programs and provision are regularly reviewed to ensure they continue to meet EAL learners’ needs
  • the School Strategic Plan, the Annual Implementation Plan, relevant school policies and systemic practices document the school’s support for, and provision of, quality EAL programs.
Guidance - a whole-school approach to EAL programming and provision

Reviewed 05 May 2021

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