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Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service

Role of the Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)

The Service works in partnership with schools to raise the attainment of pupils who speak English as an additional language or have a Traveller heritage. It carries out the following wide range of functions:

  • Liaison with families and encouragement of parental involvement
  • Language assessment and provision of reports
  • Support for EAL learners in the early stages of learning English
  • Advice regarding linguistic and cultural matters
  • Liaison with class teachers in developing language programmes within the curriculum
  • Advice on appropriate teaching and learning materials
  • Providing INSET to teachers and support staff to meet the language needs of bilingual pupils
  • Providing advice and support to teaching assistants
  • Liaison with other professionals as appropriate, for instance educational psychologists, health and social workers
  • Identifying EAL learners and monitoring progress

We have a range of resources available on our website (see related links below)

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kashif Nawaz
Contact Position
Head of the Virtual School for Vulnerable Children
01344 353318

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Schools are able to access support via a referral form. This is available across all Bracknell Forest Primary and Secondary schools.

Last Update: 04/09/2018

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