Question: I have added a first language that isn't English but the student isn't showing as EAL. Please help.
Answer: If you go to the extended tab of the student's profile page and scroll down to the purple "Support Information" header. In this section you need to set an "EAL Steps Official". These steps are not collected by the DfE so as long as a Step is entered in the official steps the student will then show with the E aspect.