It is not always easy to find the ideal EAL keynote speaker for your conference, trainer for working with your staff to develop EAL provision in your school or EAL consultant to support you with a specific EAL project.
At NALDIC, we are keen to ensure that organisations and schools around the country have access to a wide range of high quality EAL expertise. As part of our role to provide support, advice and subject leadership, we have developed a directory of associate members who are experienced EAL trainers, consultants and researchers.
Our associates are members of good standing who have contributed to NALDIC publications, trainings and events in the past and offer a range of services in support of practitioners and the subject, either on an independent basis or through their employing institutions.
Our directory of consultants is updated annually and it is important to us that those listed in our Directory provide a high quality service. All our associate members are obliged to conform to our Professional Code of Practice. However, it should be noted that NALDIC cannot accept responsibility for, or personally recommend the consultants listed in this directory.
If you need further guidance, please contact us.
If, for any reason, any member is unhappy with the service they receive, or alternatively wishes to report excellent work by an associate, please contact us.
Current role & relevant experience
Independent English/EAL/Literacy teacher and consultant
Diane is an independent English/EAL/Literacy teacher and consultant with over 30 years experience in teaching, teacher development/training and subject/school leadership and improvement, primarily in multilingual, multicultural London schools and LAs.
She has worked cross phase from EYFS to KS5. Diane’s professional roles include Head of English in two Secondary Schools, whole school Literacy Lead, LA English/Literacy Consultant in Greenwich and EAL Advisory Team Leader in the London Borough of Sutton.
She is an EAL Academy Associate and an Expert Advisor for The Key and contributes regularly to the Optimus Knowledge base. Diane has written about EAL for ATL Magazine, Schools Week and UK Ed Chat and presented workshops and keynotes for a range of audiences and contexts, including The Key, Optimus, Northern Rocks, Practical Pedagogies and TeachMeet London. She is also a NALDIC Co-opted Executive.
Geographical area of work
Diane is based in London but happy to travel.