English: The Key to Integration in London

The Muslim Teachers’ Association was represented at the Celebration Event on the 23rd June 2015 in London’s Living Room at the GLA.

The event was a celebration of achievements of the GLA Keys to Integration projects and provided the opportunity for networking to inspire future projects and collaboration.

The English – Key to Integration in London programme was launched in October 2013. The £2 million programme received £500,000 from the London Schools Excellence Fund and £1.5m from the European Integration Fund (EIF) administered by the Home Office.

The main goal of the programme is to improve the quality of teaching provision for Non-EU pupils, who have English as an Additional Language (EAL), in primary and secondary schools and the English skills of non-EU EAL mothers to encourage their involvement in the school community.

The GLA awarded funding to 13 projects. They are working with more than 80 schools across 14 London boroughs, set to train over 457 teachers and engage with more than 800 non-EU EAL mothers

On Tuesday 13 May the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, Munira Mirza, attended an event at Harrow Civic Centre showcasing the success and impact of 3 English Key to Integration Projects from Barnet, Brent and Harrow [Mothers Matter, Principles into Practice and Securing Success]. Beneficiaries from these projects; mothers, pupils, parent ambassadors, family learning tutors and teachers, presented to an audience of over 40 people; including the CEO of the Refugee Council, Home Office representatives and the Portfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Young People at Harrow Council.

To find out more about the initiatives visit the London Schools Excellence Fund

You can also download a copy of the EAL Projects Summary Sheet