Primary and secondary phase

Support for New Arrivals

  • Videoscribe resource pack: complements the EMTAS New Arrivals Videoscribe. Use to explore what provision for newly-arrived students looks like in your school or setting.
  • Videoscribe images: with key phrases taken from the audio narration. Use as a matching activity and when discussing how the needs of New Arrivals are catered for

EMTAS-supported coffee events for parents/carers

EMTAS staff can work with schools to host coffee events for their EAL, BME and GRT parents/carers. The events can help build partnerships with parents/carers so they feel part of the school community. They can also help parents/carers be more engaged with their children’s learning.

EMTAS-supported coffee events can cover a range of topics including:
getting your child ready for school
helping your child settle into school
supporting reading
supporting your child’s learning
Inputs can be adapted to match the school’s particular needs with first language support (where available) enabling parents/carers to understand key information and to ask questions.

Contact [email protected] to find out more or to book a coffee event.

First and other languages

Planned and purposeful use of a bilingual pupil's first language can help them access and engage with the curriculum. Watch the EMTAS First Language videoscribe to find out more about this cross-phase teaching and learning strategy.

First language videoscribe pack complements the EMTAS First Language Videoscribe. Use to explore ways to make best use of your bilingual pupils' first languages in the classroom and the wider school environment.

  • Download and print off this aide memoire highlighting ways of using first language as a tool for learning

  • Primary phase

    Key Stage 1 and 2 | Year groups: 1 - 6 | Age of children: 5 - 11

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    Secondary phase

    Key Stage 3 and 4 | Year groups: 7 - 11 | Age of children: 11 - 16

    Other reports and publications