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

Welcome to a new school year!

EMAS are working in schools as normal, with a full range of training, assessment and support opportunities. Contact Karen Thomas for more details.

A new way of training

While we are apart, our training will be a self-guided offer followed by a short webinar with our advisory team. Contact Karen Thomas for details on

Bumper resource offer for 2020!

Our advisers and BLAs have been working hard during lockdown creating and translating a whole range of new resources. These will be shared with schools in the near future. For details please contact Jordane via

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