In this issue
DfE and national updates
Book your place at the Surrey Education Services’ School Business Partnership Network
The Compassionate Schools Programme in Surrey
Surrey's Outreach offer for schools 2021/22
Be Your Best - Surrey’s Weight Management Programme for 0 to 12-year-olds
Strategic Risk Management – Health and Safety Newsletter – Autumn 2021
Sign up to the new cold weather alerting system
Wellbeing Warrior – Year 4 pupils training: Improving mental wellbeing through physical activity
REMA’s EAL training course for newly qualified primary teachers
Holmesdale School tell us how they celebrated Feeling Good Week
Surrey Police - Helping parents and carers recognise the warning signs of child exploitation
Foreword from Liz Mills
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Education Safeguarding Team Update - November 

National guidance on health protection in schools
School admissions update – Autumn Term 2021
Health and Safety Newsletter - Autumn 2021

REMA’s EAL training course for newly qualified primary teachers

Once again this year, Race, equality and minority achievement (REMA) is offering an English as an Additional Language (EAL) training course for Early Career Teachers in the primary phase. This training would also be suitable for returning teachers or those new to EAL.

This training course will support teachers in raising learning outcomes for learners of English as an Additional Language, understanding barriers and enhancing provision.

The course consists of 3 x 1.5-hour webinar sessions led by REMA Specialist Teachers over the course of the year.

Distance mentoring is available between the three webinar sessions to answer questions and offer practical support.


Course content

1st Webinar
Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 1.30pm – 3pm.

By the end of this session, delegates will have:

•    A better understanding of the barriers and challenges faced by EAL pupils.
•    An increased awareness of the tools and strategies which increase access and engagement.
•    An understanding of differentiation, target-setting and monitoring of progress in the context of language development.

2nd Webinar
Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 1.30pm – 3pm.

By the end of this session, delegates will have:

•    An enhanced understanding of language development.
•    A better understanding of how to plan and scaffold pupils’ work to support learning and language development.
•    Discussed practical examples of pupils' language output that demonstrate this learning.

3rd Webinar
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 1.30pm – 3pm.

This session will include:

•    An opportunity to re-visit and consolidate principles from the previous two sessions and to reflect on this year’s challenges in the context of teaching EAL pupils.
•    Action planning and reflecting on how acquired knowledge can inform future classroom practice.

The cost of the training for is £195 per delegate, which covers the three webinars and distance mentoring.

Please book via the Surrey Education Services Hub - Training & Events.

If you have any further queries or require assistance to book a place, please contact

The Microsoft Teams App is not necessary to be able to join the sessions. Delegates will receive an email with the link to join the webinars.