LILA Alternative Provision

LILALiverpool

LILA*

LIVERPOOL

Bespoke Alternative

Provision with an EAL

Specialism


THE BACKGROUND

The Directors, Leanne Linacre and

Victoria Bligh, established LILA* in

2004 as an independent English

language school welcoming over

2000 international students each

year to study English.

LILA* was very

accommodating

to my 16

year old. The

course really

helped both his

English and his

confidence and

he very much

enjoyed his time

there.

- Linda

THE PURPOSE

LILA* provides bespoke alternative

provision from its inspiring school

in Liverpool city centre, meeting

a growing need for high quality

alternative provision with an

English as an Additional Language

(EAL) specialism in the Liverpool

city region.

We work with an experienced

practitioner to instill a restorative

practice philosophy throughout

the school where our primary

motivators are those of

cooperation, collaboration,

taking responsibility and being

accountable. We

believe that a school

environment built on

a restorative practice

ethos allows pupils

and staff alike to feel

valued, listened to and

engaged.

It is our vision that

all of our pupils ‘love

to learn’ regardless

of background or

previous experiences in

education settings.

LILA* is accredited by the British

Council, AQA and Cambridge

English Assessment to deliver

a wide range of courses. LILA*

has won several awards for

quality and customer service

and the Directors were awarded

Merseyside Women of the Year

2013 in the education category for

their contribution to education in

the city.

The team at LILA* has been

delivering support for pupils with

English as an Additional Language

and training for teachers and TAs

in schools across Sefton for 15

years. Originally contracted by

Sefton Complimentary Education

the provision has since evolved

and support and training is

funded directly by schools.

Victoria

Leanne



THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

The LILA* team works hard to keep students motivated

and ensure they have the best possible experience while

studying with us.

THE PROVISION

We put the individual needs

of the children and young

people accessing our provision

at the heart of everything

we do by providing flexible

timetables and social learning

opportunities outside of

the traditional classroom

environment. Support classes

during school holidays are

also available for students

requiring additional or ‘catchup’

support.

We also support our pupils’

self-development through

yoga classes and guided

meditation sessions and by

providing positive social

experiences through our

regular activity and excursion

programme.

Qualifications and

courses we offer

EAL Assessment and

Support Package

AQA Functional Skills

Maths

AQA Functional Skills

English

AQA ELC Science

Basic First Aid

Cookery Course inc.

Food Hygiene Certificate

Restorative Practice

Programmes

Victoria Bligh, BA, Cert Ed, CELTA Victoria has

over 20 years experience delivering excellence

in education to students with a wide-range

of alternative profiles. Passionate about

ensuring students feel valued and supported in

achieving their educational outcomes. Victoria

is LILA*s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Leanne Linacre, BA, CELTA Leanne has worked

in international education for over 20 years and

has proven experience as a leader as Chair of a

prominent international education association

and co-founder of Lead5050 - an association

which promotes gender equality across

leadership positions.

Cath Holmes, BSc, CELTA Cath leads

communications with local authorities and

schools to establish EAL support needs. She

has experience of social work and teaching

nationally and internationally including Science

and English education, alongside volunteering

and leading a team of volunteers overseas

on international and youth development

programmes.



THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

EXAMPLE TIMETABLE

AT LILA* we practise and

encourage the principle of active

listening and believe that being

‘heard’ leads to feeling valued.

We use post-class tutorial

times to hold discussion circles

9:00-

10:00

10:10-

11:10

11:10-

11:30

11:30-

12:00

9:00-

10:00

10:10-

11:10

11:10-

11:30

11:30-

12:00

with our pupils, during which

everyone has the opportunity

to speak without interruption

or judgement and with an equal

value of 1. The circles are held

three times per week on Monday,

Wednesday and Friday.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

EAL/ESOL EAL/ESOL EAL/ESOL EAL/ESOL EAL/ESOL

Supported

self study

EAL Learner

Plan

Supported

self study

EAL Learner

Plan

Supported

self study

EAL Learner

Plan

Supported

self study

EAL Learner

Plan

Break Break Break Break Break

Circle:

Check in

EAL Learner Timetable

Circle:

Check on

Supported

self study

EAL Learner

Plan

Circle:

Check out

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

FS English FS English FS English FS English FS English

FS Maths FS Maths FS Maths FS Maths FS Maths

Break Break Break Break Break

Circle:

Check in

Functional Skills English and Maths Timetable

Circle:

Check on

Circle:

Check out

Pupils are referred by commissioners: schools

or local authorities. We accept referrals from

the whole of Merseyside.

When they join us, each student receives a

personalised induction to enable them to

follow a tailored learning programme that is

right for them.

We consult closely with students, their

commissioning school and their family or

carers to draw up Personal Learning Plan.

When students are ready to leave us they

might be returning to a mainstream school

or academy, moving to college or university

or entering the world of work.

They will have gained formal qualifications

and a strong understanding of themselves.

Each student takes away a full record of

their achievements gained at LILA*



PROGRESSION OPTION

We’re excited to provide a range

of courses to develop students

academic, professional and

personal development.

For example, our Cooking

Course including a Food Hygiene

Certificate gives students

essential skills and qualifications

to take their first steps towards

a career or higher education in

catering and hospitality.

China: Dim Sum

3 This week we will visit China and make

our own dim sum and dips to take away.

4

England: Apple Pie

This week will stay close to home

and make our own pastry and build a

lattice top apple pie to take home.

Travelling the world with food: 6 week course

1

Introduction to cooking and food hygiene

In the introduction week students are given a

clear outline of what to expect, the layout, equipment

and kitchen rules and safety. We will work together on

a poster with the health and safety rules ready to put

up in the space. We will talk about how we will set up

and clean down as a team. At the end of the session

the group should feel like a team ready for cooking up

a storm in the weeks upcoming.

5

India: Curry and Flatbread

This week we will work in groups

to make a paste to be created into their

own curry (using veg/meat or both) and

flatbreads to take away with them.

2

Italy: Lasagne

This week we will visit Italy and

make our own lasagne sheets and build

individual lasagnes to take away with them.

6

Graduation Buffet

This week the students will put

their new skills to test and work as

a team to create their own buffet

for them to share with their tutors,

parents/carers and themselves.



PARTNERSHIPS

To support and enrich our students’ learning experience,

we are proud to work closely with local partners:

LILA* Sixth Form

College

Liverpool Chamber

of Commerce

Apprenticeship

Programme

White Wolf Yoga

Liverpool Football

College in

Association with

Steven Gerrard

Happy Go Cooking

Day Tripper

CONTACT US

LILA* Liverpool

New Barratt House

47 North John Street

Liverpool

L2 6SG

United Kingdom

+44 151 707 0909

enquiries@lilalovetolearn.com

www.lilalovetolearn.com

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