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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Jordane.email@example.com.
EMAS staff will be going into schools again from 14th September 2020. For details of BLA deployment please contact Ruth Nabholz Duncan on 023 9284 1549.
Our EAL professional association, NALDIC, has collated a huge range of websites and resources to support pupils with home learning. The list has been published on the EAL journal blog here https://ealjournal.org/2020/03/20/resources-for-eal-learners-during-school-closures/ and there will be further ideas and blog entries added soon. We have also had information from Doctors of the World and the […]
Our team has limited access to emails at the moment, usually outside of office hours, but please do contact us if you have any resources that you need us to find in first language or to translate for you.
EMAS staff are all working remotely at the moment but please continue to contact us should you need any help with interpreting, especially in a safeguarding situation, using the EMAS mobile number 07769 368770. We are offering phone or face to face support (depending on the individual levels of BLA self-isolation) in the following languages: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]