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EMAT services to schools

Primary schools

The table below details services included in the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service Level Agreement for Primary Schools. This cost of this provision is available upon enquiry.

Service

Provision / hours included in SLA

Two hours direct in-school support weekly to be delivered by a qualified specialist EAL teaching assistant

33 weeks of support

*One week per term assigned out of school for assessment purposes

Support with in-school meetings, home visits, and parental liaison (including provision of interpreter as required) including:

  • First Language telephone calls
  • parental engagement/consultation evenings
  • informing of appointments/meetings
  • parental engagement re: health appointments, supporting with education, attendance, behaviour, health concerns
  • attendance meetings
  • behaviour re-integration meetings

45 hours per year

Translation of documents

1000 words per year

Access to EMAT Team support for projects/initiatives/networking/queries including:

  • point of contact for schools and parents
  • EAL Network Meetings
  • ad hoc queries

36 weeks of support

Secondary schools

The table below details services included in the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service Level Agreement for Secondary Schools. This cost of this provision is available upon enquiry.

Service

Provision / hours included in SLA

Four hours direct in-school support weekly to be delivered by a qualified specialist EAL teaching assistant

33 weeks of support

*One week per term assigned out of school for assessment purposes

Support with in-school meetings, home visits, and parental liaison (including provision of interpreter as required) including:

  • First Language telephone calls
  • parental engagement/consultation evenings
  • informing of appointments/meetings
  • parental engagement re: health appointments, supporting with education, attendance, behaviour, health concerns
  • attendance meetings
  • behaviour re-integration meetings

45 hours per year

Translation of documents

1000 words per year

Access to EMAT Team support for projects/initiatives/networking/queries including:

  • point of contact for schools and parents
  • EAL Network Meetings
  • ad hoc queries

36 weeks of support

GCSEs in first languages

The Ethnic Minority achievement Team (EMAT) support schools to prepare students with English as an additional language (EAL) to take GCSEs in their first languages. EMAT currently supports secondary schools with tuition, exam practice, and the delivery of speaking exams for a number of languages.

This brings a range of educational and social benefits to the students. Schools have reported increased confidence in students, better parental engagement, and higher educational outcomes from those students who undertake first language GCSEs.

EAL students, particularly those who have good literacy skills in their first language, find that they can attain very good grades at GCSE.

For more information please contact:

Georgina Chinaka
Ethnic Minority Achievement Manager
Phone: 01642 728472
Email: Georgina_Chinaka@middlesbrough.gov.uk