Good to discuss the current situation and agree ways forward… a really useful and informative meeting!

Lovely, positive, engaging delivery of useful material. Your passion for EAL really shows and is inspiring.

Very professional and helpful – EMAS continue to offer excellent support.

Excellent service yet again! A really useful visit and Ofsted advice most welcome.


EAL Portsmouth (the home of Portsmouth's Ethnic Minority Achievement Service) are a team of highly experienced and well-respected Advisers and Bilingual Learning Assistants. We work with schools in Portsmouth and beyond, across all Key Stages (Nursery - KS5), to support pupils who have English as an Additional Language to make outstanding progress.

Our courses and consultancy are constantly reshaped to meet the particular needs of a school, group of schools or local authority. We also provide a range of pupil-support services, including diagnostic and holistic assessments.

Latest news

EMAS conference 21st May 2019

The line-up for our annual EMAS conference, which takes place on the afternoon of Tuesday 21st May at the Marriott Hotel, North Harbour, has been announced. This year the theme is ‘My Word! Vocabulary matters’. We are pleased to welcome Hamish Chalmers as our keynote speaker. Hamish is Departmental Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Second […]

“Pamodzi Inspirational Women of Portsmouth 2019” Award

Huge congratulations to the (female) bilingual staff at EMAS for being a winner in the “Pamodzi Inspirational  Women of Portsmouth 2019” award in the category Education. This is a fantastic recognition of their ongoing hard work in supporting pupils with EAL in our city schools and nurseries. The award evening was held at Royal Maritime […]

EAL Portsmouth become ‘Inclusion Experts’ for the STA

The Advisory team at EAL Portsmouth has been successful in their applications for the role of Inclusion Experts for English as an Additional Language (EAL) for the Standards and Testing Agency (STA). We will be working with the DfE to ensure that Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests, reception baseline assessments […]

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