RIG Convenor: Tamara Rolfs Post: Tamara Rolfs
April 25th 2017
This was the first of the “new” East Midlands RIG and there were representatives from four local authority areas. We started by sharing our experiences and expertise, getting to know each other and finding out about EAL support in our different areas. The main part of the meeting was spent discussing the proficiency in English levels as well as other EAL related changes to the school census guidance. We shared our thoughts around how to use the proficiency in English codes for tracking as well as how the process relates to any assessment for learning. Because much of the discussion turned to the importance of an understanding around spoken language development we have chosen to make this a focus for the next meeting.