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Graham Smith

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Graham has been Director of The EAL Academy since 2012, following a career in teaching, training, consultancy and senior management. From 2009-2011 he was Project Director of London Challenge’s Pan London EAL Strategy, a programme delivering 2,000 days of training in 200 schools in 31 local authorities that was a key factor in providing the highest levels of attainment in the country for pupils with EAL.

At the EAL Academy, Graham and his team have worked on EAL issues with schools, trusts, local authorities and school groups in the UK and around the world. Since its inception The EAL Academy has also delivered highly quality, interactive online training.

Graham has been a senior elected member of two London councils and is currently a Director of the Exceptional Education Trust.