EMTAS phone lines (Term time only)

Language phone lines for parents/carers, Hampshire maintained schools and SLA-supported academies

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, phone EMTAS on 03707 794222 or email [email protected] with your contact details and the language you speak. We will do our best to help you.

Information 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 [email protected] to discuss how this might work for your setting/academy.


Zein Ahmed

  • Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • 03707 794222

Arabic Phone line card


Iliana Kocheva

  • Friday 2pm to 4pm
  • 03707 794222

Bulgarian Phone line card

Chinese Mandarin

Nicole Zhou

  • Tuesday 1pm to 3pm
  • 03707 794222

Chinese Mandarin Phone line card


Ildiko Ordog

  • Thursday 9am to 11am and 12pm to 2pm
  • 03707 794222

Hungarian Phone line card

Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Marathi

Anantha Bharathan Kurup

  • Tuesday 2pm to 4pm
  • 03707 794222

Malayalam Phone line card

Tamil Phone line card

Hindi and Marathi Phone line card

Sudhir Lama

  • Friday, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
  • 03707 794222

Nepali Phone line card

Pashto and Dari/Farsi

Sayed Kazimi

  • Tuesday 2pm to 4pm
  • 03707 794222

Pashto and Dari/Farsi Phone line card


Katarzyna Tokarska or Magdalena Raeburn

  • Wednesday 2pm to 4pm
  • 03707 794222

Polish Phone line card


Anabela Ventura

  • Friday 1pm to 3pm
  • 03707 794222
Portuguese Phone line card

Ildiko Ordog

  • Thursday 9am to 11am and 12pm to 2pm
  • 03707 794222
Romanian Phone line card

Fiona McKenzie

  • Wednesday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • 03707 794222

Spanish Phone line card


Ozgul Springett

  • Wednesday 1pm to 3pm
  • 03707 794222

Turkish Phone line card


Vlad Nazarenko

  • Monday 2pm to 4pm
  • 03707 794222

Ukrainian/Russian Phone line card

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, 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 main office telephone number. A call-back request will be routed through to the EMTAS Specialist Teacher Advisor for your district, who will be in touch.

  • 03707 794222
  • Advice about a bilingual pupil (where there are concerns)