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If you are appointing an EAL co-ordinator, get inspiration with examples of interview questions and tasks suggested by one of our associate experts.

This article was written to support interviewers with writing questions and preparing tasks, and is not intended to help interviewees prepare for an interview.

Interview questions

Use and adapt the following interview questions for an English as an additional language (EAL) co-ordinator suggested by Nina Siddall-Ward, one of our associate experts. Each question includes key indicators for responses.

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Interview tasks

Assessment task

Nina suggested the following interview task for an EAL co-ordinator.


As an EAL co-ordinator, you are responsible for writing the section of the school's assessment policy which explains how the school will assess, monitor and record the progress of pupils with EAL. 


What assessment strategies would you highlight in the assessment policy?

For each strategy, give 3 examples of how they could be implemented in the classroom.

Planning assessment opportunities that draw on bilingual pupils' prior experience,

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