This post is by Diane Leedham, NALDIC stalwart and EAL commentator, and is from the excellent Teacher Toolkit blog. She discusses the ongoing issues around the DfE requesting nationality data from parents and gives advice for colleagues on the front line.
Are schools clear about what EAL information should/should not be communicated to the Department for Education? As schools respond to
Colleagues might like to note that the Census is due to be debated by the House of Lords next week. So still a very live topic. The guest post reblogged is quite mainstream in construction. There is a second, follow up post here https://flexilingual.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/eal-and-bme-data-collection-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place which discusses the issues in a bit more detail.