DescriptionYou are invited to attend an expert panel to consult on the development of a national strategy for English Language in England. The Government’s Integrated Communities Action Plan commits to the publication of a strategy by autumn 2019. Learning and Work have been commissioned by the DFE, in collaboration with the HO and MHCLG, to lead the consultation which will inform the development of this strategy.
The consultation will involve engagement with a wide range of stakeholders including ESOL providers and practitioners, local authorities, mayoral combined authorities, employers, and refugee and asylum seeker organisations. The engagement will be through online and face-to-face stakeholder workshops.
The government wishes to understand a number of key issues in 19+ ESOL provision, obtain further feedback on how any challenges could be addressed, and identify priorities for action. Three key areas have been identified for discussion:
the current funding landscape and how it could be re-imagined
the effectiveness of ESOL provision in relation to progression, the quality of teaching and learning, and curriculum models
the availability and accessibility of ESOL provision in relation to co-ordination models, flexible approaches and barriers to non-learners.
As part of this we are convening an expert panel of those who can offer particular insight into the issues identified above. The feedback we receive from this panel in terms of solutions and priorities for action will be invaluable in informing the development of the national strategy.
The panel will be held on Friday 15th May at Learning and Work’s London office. Our address is 89 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7TP.
|19 May 2019
|Learning and Work Institute