Hampshire Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)


Multi-lingual resources are very useful in supporting the access and egagement of bilingual pupils. There are various ways in which Hampshire EMTAS may be able to help:

Hampshire EMTAS Resources Centre

We have a range of materials and books for Hampshire LA schools to borrow on free short-term loan. Our resources include dual language story-packs and books, topic support materials, information on asylum seekers, magazines, teachers' books on assessment, second language development and learning and a small range of artefacts.

If you would like to visit the centre, or if you would like to borrow resources please telephone the Resources Manager on 01256 330195.

Buying and using resources

Ensure resources:

  • reflect cultural diversity

  • avoid stereotypes and cultural bias

  • reflect the language diversity of the community

  • are available to parents in their home language if appropriate

  • are clear and well presented for pupils for whom English is an additional language

  • are up-to-date.



EMTAS Resources

NB. Our resources may be photocopied or reproduced as long as Hampshire EMTAS is acknowledged as the source.

National resources


Resource packs

If you are a Hampshire County Council school these are available to purchase through Enterprise Buyer – resources can be found under 'ethnic minority' in the search box of the Enterprise Buyer catalogue. Prices are available upon application. Contact Julie Yates, Resources Manager for further information.

If you are not a Hampshire County Council school please fill in an order form  301kb.

Name of Resource Description Key Stage

Hampshire Young Interpreter Scheme: Guidance pack and DVD

This packs aims to provide additional support to pupils who are learning English as an Additional Language, their families and schools.

The pack consists of training material for key stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 pupils.

Information about the Scheme

ALL except Early Years



  • Hall, D. (1995) Assessing the needs of bilingual pupils: Living in Two Languages. London: David Fulton Publishers. ISBN 1-85346-332-9

  • Rosamond, S., Bhatti, I., Sharieff, M., Wilson, K. (2003) Distinguishing the Difference SEN or EAL? An effective step-by-step procedure for identifying the needs of EAL pupils causing concern. Birmingham: Birmingham Advisory & Support Service.

  • Statham, L. (ed.) (2008) Counting them in - the inclusion of isolated bilingual learners. Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books. ISBN 978-1-858556-425-8

Guided reading book list Microsoft Word 71kB - available to loan

EMTAS have worked closely with Swanmore C of E Primary School to identify Traveller based text at KS1and KS2 that can be incorporated into Guided Reading Sessions. A set of discussion questions has been produced to accompany each of the text in order to support a member of staff using the books to address any cultural issues that may arise.

EMTAS has compiled a book list of these titles. Schools can borrow the books which have been turned into packs to support group reading activities. Each pack includes a set of 6 books and discussion questions. Some packs include additional activities that can be used to supplement group reading. A synopsis of each book is given in the downloadable list and an indication of the Year Group for which the text may be suitable.



General - culture and religion

Asylum seeking and refugee children


Supporting learning

Translated materials for classrooms/schools/learning

Traveller resources

To borrow packs

Please contact our Resources Manager, tel 01256 330195.