Wiltshire Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS) is a Council service that seeks to help schools to meet the needs of children and young people from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds and learners of English as an additional language (EAL).
The service contains:
- a lead professional;
- bilingual assistants – peripatetic TAs who work in schools to support EAL learners to access the curriculum and to help with home-school contact. The service currently has speakers of Bengali, Fijian, German, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian;
- advisory teachers – teachers who work to support schools’ capacity to meet learners’ needs through assessment, advice and training;
- a special project leader;
Children and young people can be referred to the service by schools using the Specific Agency Referral Form (SARF) available at www.wiltshirepathways.org. For support not linked to specific young people such as training, schools should contact the service directly.
The service maintains a web presence at www.emas.wiltslt.co.uk featuring both advice and resources.
We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01225 718230.
We work closely with:
Wiltshire Traveller Education Service: (01225 718230)
School Effectiveness Lead Professional for Equalities, Pamela Carroll.
Pamela and Britt Sawyerr (EMAS) are available to support with Equalities in Wiltshire Schools. Some of the areas of Equality advice and guidance offered include:
- The Equality Act 2010, and what the Act means for schools
- Prejudice-related incidents in schools
- Equalities in the curriculum
- Equality Information Template
- Equality Objective Template
Please contact Pam or Britt directly if you need support in this area.
Pamela Carroll - 01225 757939
Britt Sawyerr - 01225 757938
They are also in the process of developing their web presence at: www.wiltslt.co.uk/index.php/our-services/equalities
Last updated: 17 July 2014