The EMTAS Team are part of the Early Years and School Improvement Service and work with individual pupils or small groups of pupils to meet their individual learning needs.
As a central resource for schools, the team can be flexible to respond effectively to the wide range of needs and experiences that minority ethnic pupils bring to their school and to their learning. The team are also in a strong position to maintain an overview of the changing needs and pupil numbers across the authority as well as an awareness of the diversity in our communities across the borough.
Members of the team are also very willing to share their expertise with teaching and support staff in schools to ensure that pupils are given the most effective support possible to ensure they are learning in school and that their English needs are not barriers to their maintaining good progress. Offering appropriate support to the family can also be a core part of the offer to schools. All of this is determined by the individual needs of the pupil.