I have recently started as a Learning Specialist at a school with a large EAL student population and am presently working on gathering information on all EAL learners from Years 7-11 so that staff are more informed about the students in their classrooms. I have developed an EAL Learner Profile document which records both general and personal information. This is scanned with a personal letter completed by each student which is then placed on the school Share Drive. It is also attached as a pinned chronicle entry on Compass so that it is easily accessible. This provides staff with information not necessarily received from enrollment/transition documents. This is a time-consuming process but really worthwhile and appreciated by mainstream teaching staff. eg: staff can now have conversations with their students about their interests, language etc and can consider making cultural links with resources and planning. The written student response also shows staff their writing ability. Feedback has been positive.