Beth Southern

EAL vs SEN and Factors which may Affect Progress

Beth Southern is the creator of both EAL HUB and EAL STAR and is an experienced EAL Consultant and a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for EAL. She has a wealth of in school experience across both primary and secondary, within state sector and private education. Between 2011 – 2013 Beth undertook a range of post graduate qualifications including a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching Bilingual Learners and a Masters Degree in Language Education, which she passed with distinction.

Beth was Head of EAL at a large inner-city academy in Manchester for 4 years and then a Leading Teacher for EAL at a local council. She has worked with EAL pupils for the last 20 years and has a wide range of experience of working with International Schools around the world. Her training sessions enable teachers and TAs to gain confidence in assessing EAL learners and planning next step support by demonstrating ideas, resources and differentiation which staff can take away and use in school immediately.

Her school reviews are highly regarded as an excellent all round health check of your provision, Beth works in a positive and encouraging way to help schools get on the right track from pre-arrival to assessment, interventions and scaffolded class support.