EMTAS phone lines (Term time only)

Language phone lines (for parents/carers, Hampshire maintained schools and for SLA-supported Academies. Note: phone lines may only be used to support communication with a child where an adult is present with the child for the duration of the phone call)

Please ring us on our help lines below for information and support with home-school communication or if you have any questions relating to your child’s education or well-being.

All our assistants speak good English so if you can use even a little English you can call at any of the times listed below.

If you need an interpreter for any other language just ring EMTAS: 01256 330195 or email: emtas@hants.gov.uk with your contact details and the language you speak and we will do our best to help you.

Note for schools: our phone lines are included in our SLA and are free to Hampshire maintained schools and academies that have bought back into our SLA. Pre-schools and non-subscribing academies can purchase a subscription to our phone lines. Please email alison.dunphy@hants.gov.uk to discuss how this might work for your setting/academy.

Arabic

Zein Ahmed

  • Monday 12:30pm to 2:30pm
  • 01256 330195
Bulgarian

Iliana Kocheva

  • Friday 2pm to 4pm
  • 01256 330195

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Chinese Mandarin

Shelley Clarke

  • Tuesday 1pm to 3pm
  • 01256 330195

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Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telegu

Anantha Bharathan Kurup

  • Tuesday 2pm to 4pm
  • 01256 330195

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Hungarian

Ildiko Ordog

  • Thursday 10am to 12pm
  • 01256 330195

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Marathi

Meera Narasimhan

  • Tuesday 2pm to 3pm
  • 01256 330195
Nepali

Sudhir Lama

  • Friday, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
  • 01256 330195

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Polish

Katarzyna Tokarska or Magdalena Raeburn

  • Wednesday 2pm to 4pm
  • 01256 330195

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Portuguese

Catarina Martins

  • Friday 1pm to 3pm
  • 01256 330195
Romanian

Ildiko Ordog

  • Thursday 10am to 12pm
  • 01256 330195
Spanish

Fiona McKenzie

  • Wednesday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • 01256 330195

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Turkish

Ozgul Springett or Kadriye Francis

  • Wednesday 1pm to 3pm
  • 01256 330195

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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller phone line

EMTAS telephone advice service for schools and parents/carers to answer questions relating to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils and to discuss any concerns.

To speak with one of our dedicated Traveller team:

  • Thursday 11:30am to 1:30pm (term time only)
  • 01256 330195
  • Ask for the Traveller phone line by Sam Wilson
English as an Additional Language (EAL), Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

If you have concerns about the progress of a pupil for whom English is an Additional Language, please first read the information on the Special Education Needs/Disabilities (SEND) or bilingual page. If, having done this, you still require support, then phone our EAL/SEND phone line for further advice. Note that this phone line is for schools and other professionals only.

  • Tuesday 12pm to 4pm (term time only)
  • 01256 330195
  • Advice about a bilingual pupil (where there are concerns)
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

EMTAS telephone advice service for schools and parents/carers to discuss concerns and get advice in relation to the Emotional Literacy Support needs of pupils from black and minority ethnic groups (including Travellers).

To speak with our trained ELSA team member, Julie Curtis:

  • Thursday 9:30am to 12pm (term time only)
  • 01256 330195 
  • Ask for the ELSA phone line