Dr. Andy Hancock
Dr. Andy Hancock
Dr. Andy Hancock is a Senior Lecturer and former Head of the Graduate School of Education of Sport (2016-2020) at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a member of the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES). Andy started teaching in multilingual primary schools in London before working for two years in a State Secondary school in Zimbabwe where he worked on a post-colonial curriculum. In 1990 he moved to Scotland to become a peripatetic support teacher to bilingual and traveller pupils in Central Region, and for a short period was seconded to the Youth Strategy Project investigating racist incidents and developing anti-racist support materials for schools. Prior to coming to the University of Edinburgh, Andy was Manager of the Bilingual Support Service in North Lanarkshire and Chair of the national Scottish Coordinating Council for English as an Additional Language (SCCEAL). Andy has researched and published extensively on a range of issues including complementary schools, language policy in Scotland, and aspiring teachers’ understandings of linguistically diverse classrooms. In 2014 he co-edited a volume with Xiao Lan Curdt Christiansen, Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities (John Benjamins). This book stems from an interest that relates to his PhD study exploring children’s biliteracy practices in multilingual settings in Scotland. He has recently produced a research report investigating the impact on teaching and learning community languages in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SATEAL exists to foster and develop the teaching of English as an Additional Language (EAL) in a multi ethnic environment through our conference and website.
SATEAL organises an annual conference for educators across Scotland who are working with bilingual learners and wish to develop their professional skills and knowledge. The SATEAL Conference is an ideal opportunity to network and share with EAL colleagues and professionals from across Scotland.