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.

Overview

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

SEN/EAL assessments

It’s that time of the year when schools start referring pupils for additional assessments to try and unpick if there is something else at play, other than English acquisition (Mary and I are currently snowed under with SEN assessments!) So, a quick plea… When you complete the referral form, could you please add some details […]

Schools of Sanctuary

The EMAS Advisory team are leading on the ‘Schools of Sanctuary’ stream of work for the city. Are you interested in gaining recognition for the warm welcome that you give refugee and asylum-seeking pupils and other potentially vulnerable members of the community? The process isn’t onerous, it doesn’t cost a penny and, for many of […]

Community Language GCSEs

Karen and Ruth have been busy updating the Community Languages GCSE guidance and we would like to invite secondary colleagues to the EMAS Training Room at the Civic Offices on Tuesday 10th December, from 4-5pm to share this with you. This will be an informal get-together to help smooth out the GCSE work in your […]

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