Local co-ordination of ESOL can support effective delivery of English language programmes and help remove barriers to language learning. The government’s Integrated Communities Action Plan announced new guidance on effective practice in coordinating ESOL provision, to support greater join-up of different providers and types of provision.

Commissioned by the Department for Education, Learning and Work Institute developed new resources which encourage collaborative working and support local areas looking to develop ESOL local partnerships.

These include:

  • Effective practice guidance on how to best support the development of an ESOL partnership in your local area
  • Case studies to provide practical insight in to the development and benefits of different types of local ESOL partnerships and networks

Following a workshop for local authorities and ESOL stakeholders, organised by L&W on behalf of DfE and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government in February 2020, we have added further resources to support ESOL local partnerships.  L&W gratefully acknowledges permission granted by the Manchester ESOL Advice Service to share their screening form presented at the workshop.  The additional resources are:

  • ESOL local co-ordination: a framework for local data collection
  • Local data collection exemplar: Manchester ESOL Advice Service screener

Funders and partners

  • Blue and purple logo for South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (SESPM)
  • Black logo for the Department for Education depicting the UK government lions