Hampshire Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)

About EMTAS

Removing barriers and inequalities in attainment and achievement is a priority for any head teacher. By working alongside you and using our specialist knowledge, we can help your school improve educational outcomes for children and young people from Black, Minority Ethnic (BME) and Traveller heritages, including those learning English as an additional language (EAL).

We understand the importance of fostering open and productive relationships between schools, parents, carers, children and young people to remove barriers to learning. Through our specialist resources and support, we provide expert advice, guidance and training to help raise attainment and close the performance gap for children and young people from BME and Traveller groups.

We offer

  • Bilingual support for children and young people at point of transfer into a new school in over 20 different languages.
  • Advice and training on meeting needs of children learning English as an additional language.
  • OfSTED guidance, advice and training on closing gaps between the performance of Black, Minority Ethnic, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children, and others.
  • EMTAS specialist teacher advice and support.
  • Parental support and family working which includes family learning, translation of texts, letters and transition work for individual pupils.
  • Delivery of the award-winning Hampshire Young Interpreter Scheme.
  • Resources – loan of books, dictionaries and artefacts.
  • Training for teachers, support staff and governors.
  • Phoneline service for parents and practitioners in a range of different languages.
 

Contact EMTAS

Vertex,
Chineham Court,
Lutyens Close,
Basingstoke,
RG24 8AG

telephone: 01256 330195
fax: 01962 834562
e-mail: emtas@hants.gov.uk

Ring our language phonelines for service support (term time only)

Ring our EAL/SEN phoneline for support for a bilingual pupil (where there are concerns)
Tel: 01256 330195, please ask for Lisa Kalim
Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00pm (term time only)