EAL/D Education Leadership Strategy

The EAL/D Educational Leadership Strategy aims to build the capacity of schools to achieve the best possible outcomes for students learning English as an additional language, including those who are newly arrived and from refugee backgrounds. As part of the 2021 EAL/D Educational Leadership Strategy, 28 experienced, TESOL qualified EAL/D specialists have been employed as EAL/D Education Leaders to support schools in evaluating, planning and implementing effective EAL/D strategies to enhance student learning outcomes. The Leaders have been placed in 23 principal networks across the state.

EAL/D Education Leaders

EAL/D Education Leaders will provide high quality, evidence based professional support and advice for school leaders and teachers across principal networks to increase their capacity to address the diverse English language, literacy and learning needs of EAL/D students, including those who are recently arrived and those from refugee backgrounds. They will coordinate opportunities for school leaders and teachers of EAL/D students to strengthen communities of practice within and across schools.

EAL/D Education Leaders will work with school leaders to collect and analyse evidence to plan, implement and evaluate whole school strategies and personalised approaches to learning to support the needs of their staff, students and school community.

EAL/D Education Leader locations

EAL/D Education Leaders are based in NSW public schools and work across communities of schools. For more information about the EAL/D Education Strategy, please contact the EAL/D Education Coordinator on 7814 3727.

EAL/D Education Leaders Showcases

The EAL/D Education Leaders Showcase highlights the work EAL/D education leaders have undertaken coordinating opportunities for school leaders and teachers of EAL/D students, including specialist EAL/D teachers, to strengthen communities of practice within and across schools.

2022 EAL/D Education Leaders Showcase

2021 EAL/D Education Leaders Showcase


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