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Engaging EAL parents: strategies

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Last updated on 5 December 2017
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Is there guidance on engaging parents of pupils with EAL? We look at strategies you can use to build relationships with parents who are not fluent in English. You will also find advice on improving communication, using translators, and running events for parents and pupils.

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  1. 1 Practical approaches
  2. 2 Creating links with newly-arrived families
  3. 3 Improving communication
  4. 4 Using a translator
  5. 5 School events
  6. 6 Parental engagement tools
  7. 7 Case study: community engagement
  8. 8 Case study: boosting attendance at parents' evenings
  9. 9 Case study: family support worker

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