SLE Specialism: English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Monika has worked in education for fourteen years after gaining her BA in Education from The University of Warsaw and a Master’s Degree in Political Studies from The University of Greenwich. For the past eleven years Monika has been working at Kingsley Academy formerly known as Hounslow Manor.
Monika has accumulated a range of experience working as Humanities (History & RE) teacher, EAL teacher, Leader of Learning and Integrated Curriculum Subject Team Leader.
In her role as an AST, with specialisms in Teaching and Learning and Differentiation, Monika has been working successfully with Subject Teachers and Subject Team Leaders. She focused particularly on teaching strategies and developing whole school approaches to teaching and learning building individual capacity to teach outstanding lessons.
As a Professional Coordinating Mentor, Monika has developed a coherent, high quality professional development programme for ITTs and NQTs.
In her current role as Specialist Leader of Education in English as an Additional Language (EAL), Monika provides staff with guidance on effective approach to identifying the needs of EAL students through the use of appropriate interventions, assessment and monitoring procedures. She also provides sound advice to staff on how to best support the EAL students throughout the school. This involves:
Successful Induction of EAL students
Effective teaching strategies for bilingual learners at early stages of language acquisition and advanced bilingual learners
Target setting, assessment and enhancing achievement of bilingual learners
Working with parents with limited English