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.

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European Day of Languages (EDL)

Celebrated this year on Tuesday 26th September, the European Day of Languages (EDL) is a means of promoting awareness of the importance of language learning and protecting linguistic heritage. It is a day across Europe where all languages are celebrated, not a day just to celebrate European languages. There are some lovely ideas and resources […]

Portsmouth’s Polish School

Portsmouth’s already hugely successful Polish school is hoping to increase its numbers once again this year and keep Polish alive in the community. If you are able to share some information with your Polish-speaking families, they’d be very grateful. Children as young as four can join and lessons run up to Polish GCSE classes. You […]

Welcome to the Support Officer team

Over the summer term, we have also created and then recruited to two new posts within the team and are really pleased to announce that Oxana Matthews and Nahida Choudhury are now the new Adviser and BLA Support Officers, respectively. They will be based more in the office as they build capacity within the central […]

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