Hi all. An EAL competency scale can work to highlight where their English levels are at and this can then be assessed over a period of time. If the child is having regular English input and support to develop EAL, but is not making progress against the EAL competency framework then there is normally a reason why and you can explore from there with the framework forming your evidence.
On a sperate note, I always recommend that schools don’t have the same person leading SEND and EAL, otherwise some staff can see this as a crossover. Obviously in a small school this is not always practical but there is a concern that some see EAL and SEND as the same thing, which they are definitely not – a bit like comparing SEND to Maths!