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Ethnic Minority & Traveller Achievement Service

We provide highly experienced staff to help you meet the needs of all pupils from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities and pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL).


Our service:

  • Helps build positive family/school relationships through home school liaison
  • Helps you to close the attainment gap and ensure EAL and GRT pupils reach their maximum potential
  • Supports language and academic progress of EAL pupils
  • Develops your staff expertise and knowledge base 
  • Works across a range of agencies to assess and meet the needs of EAL/GRT-SEND pupils 

Why use us

Our multilingual and culturally fluent language development advisers and intervention specialists have extensive experience of working in schools to remove barriers to learning for EAL pupils.

Our specialist education workers provide effective  support and advice to help you meet the specific needs of GRT pupils and their families and improve outcomes for your setting.

Our Specialisms

  • New to English learners
  • Advanced EAL
  • GRT pupils
  • Home-school liaison
  • Bilingual Services 


Meet the Team - EMTAS


Services you can purchase

EAL support provides a strategic and responsive approach to meet the needs of EAL learners at all stages of language acquisition. 

Helping schools embed best practice in EAL that supports quick integration of overseas new arrivals,ensures effective assessment and promotes inclusive classroom strategies. 

The types of activities include:

  • Support with EAL assessments 
  • EAL SEND assessments 
  • Direct and whole school support for EAL and EAL SEND pupils  
  • EAL new arrivals assessment training  
  • EAL SEND training  
  • EAL coordinators network meetings  
  • Bespoke training packages (e.g. EAL classroom strategies), advice and guidance 
  • EAL in the Early Years Training 

Provides targeted one-to-one, group or in class interventions delivered by an experienced education support worker. The types of activities you can purchase are:

Service contact

Nikki Ajibade / Magda Dylag
01926 476600

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