Withdrawal of English as an Additional Language (EAL) proficiency data from the Schools Census returns
We understand that the DfE has decided to remove EAL proficiency data as a requirement in the school annual returns. We are, as a national subject association, deeply concerned about the negative consequences of this reversal of a very important initiative introduced barely 18 months ago.
We recommend that:
- Schools continue to assess for internal purposes
- The DfE urgently reviews its decision
See our position statement below