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 […]

Advance notice that the next NALDIC Hampshire/Berkshire RIG will be held in Portsmouth on Thursday 20th June 2019, with the theme of Working with Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in school, running from 4-6pm. The event is, like every NALDIC RIG, free to attend.

Nadia Potts, from the British Red Cross, will be looking at the national and local context and thinking about the impact of their journey, the asylum process and ongoing points of crisis on the young people and how this may manifest itself in the classroom. Catherine Paradine and Jessica Blake, from Portsmouth EMAS and our […]

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 […]

26th NALDIC Conference – Leeds, 2018

EAL Portsmouth have been invited to present a workshop on creative approaches to EAL, in conjunction with Jane Andrews from the University of the West of England. Karen Thomas has been asked to talk at our EAL professional association NALDIC’s annual conference in Leeds at the end of the month, which is a really exciting prospect. She will be […]

Starting Out for UASC

Starting Out – Creating a co-ordinated approach to UASC’s access to education in Portsmouth   In June 2017, EAL Portsmouth began delivering a programme for UASC in Portsmouth, creating a series of eight roll-on, roll-off English language sessions for those young people awaiting permanent school or college placements in the city and beyond. In March 2018, […]