EMTAS training courses


Teacher training

Training for schools

For more information, contact

Sarah Coles
03707 794222
sarah.c.coles@hants.gov.uk
New Arrivals training

Strategies to Support early stage learners of English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Course: New Arrivals training

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This is a session of approximately one hour which focuses on strategies that will support a pupil new to English to access the curriculum. A generic New Arrival session can be delivered to whole staff as part of INSET or as a twilight. Alternatively, a more tailored session covering similar material can be delivered to smaller groups of staff where it would be more useful to focus on the specific needs of an individual pupil.

A New Arrivals training session is appropriate for any members of school staff who may have contact with the pupil/parents including teachers, SENCo, teaching assistants, lunchtime supervisory assistants and admin staff.

As part of their programme of support for New Arrivals who are in the early stages of acquiring English, schools might also find it useful to implement the Young Interpreter Scheme.

For schools on the Isle of Wight

New Arrivals/New-to-English training sessions 

Course: Supporting New Arrivals who are in the early stages of acquiring English as an Additional Language (EAL)


Advanced Learners of English as an Additional Language

This generic training session looks at how practitioners can meet the language-learning needs of more advanced learners of English as an additional language.

The session:

  • is suitable for staff working with pupils who have been here at least two years and who have already acquired fluency in everyday conversational English
  • focuses on ways of improving pupils' use of more academic language across a range of curricular areas
  • is most appropriate for teachers working in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4.

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Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL)

TEAL is for practitioners who have an interest in developing their knowledge and expertise in working with children and young people for whom English is an additional language. It is a Masters level qualification which we run in partnership with the University of Winchester and it sits within the university's MA (Ed) programme.

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What will the course include?

  • Understanding how children and young adults acquire English when it is not their first language
  • Strategies for the teaching and assessment of pupils with EAL
  • Issues of identity beyond language acquisition: the learner, the family and the school community

Who will run the course?

The course is delivered by EMTAS Specialist Teacher Advisors working in collaboration with staff at the University of Winchester.

TEAL flyer for TEAL in the Autumn term 2019

How is the course assessed?

Students have the opportunity to submit assignments for up to 40 Masters Credits (fees vary according to the number of credits being Assignments normally take the form of an essay. Students are supported in writing and presenting at Masters level, and there is the opportunity to match the assignment focus to their own school priorities in supporting EAL learners.

What have previous TEAL Students said about the course?

I really enjoyed the quality of teaching and the resources used in the teaching. The reading we completed prior to each session was like pre-teaching, which enabled discussion and engagement with both tutors and other students.
Outstanding quality of teaching from very experienced professionals.
It [the course] has made me far more confident in my ability to deliver a primary curriculum to children with EAL.
It has provided me with a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the needs of the EAL children I work with.
Being able to study and then lead staff training using my study has been invaluable as it really means they are impacting the classroom. This training is very specific to our setting and has had impact in the pupil progress this year – results at the end of this year have improved for EAL pupils.

When will the course run?

The TEAL course is scheduled when the minimum number is recruited.

Supporting English as an Additional Language (SEAL)

SEAL is a course for Teaching Assistants wishing to develop expertise in supporting pupils who are learning English as an Additional Language (EAL).

The course commences in the Autumn Term 2020. There are six units available and these will be delivered one a term over a two year period. Each unit focuses on a different aspect of provision for pupils with EAL.

SEAL Training

To book, visit this page

  • HTLC Learning Zone
and search for “SEAL” to find the SEAL units.

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Training

EMTAS can provide ‘Raising Awareness of Traveller Culture’ training bespoke to your setting/district.

This session will identify the different sub-groups of Travellers that come under the umbrella term “Travellers”, focus on Traveller culture, discuss any implications for schools and share good practice.

We can also support with planning to help schools and settings celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month which takes place in June.

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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Network Meetings

Date: Thursday 25 February
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Venue: Online (MS Teams)
Focus: New referral-less ways of working plus GRT Literacy Ambassadors

Date: Thursday 20 May
Time: 15:45 - 17:00
Venue: Online (Teams)
Focus: Transition (Years 5 and 6) and Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month (GRTHM) – ideas for the curriculum

The EMTAS Traveller Team run termly network meetings. These are twilight sessions and they provide an opportunity for practitioners to meet to share best practice in relation to different aspects of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) cultures in Hampshire schools.

The meetings are open to teaching and support staff working with GRT pupils and their families as well as GRT co-ordinators, SENCOs and line managers in infant, junior and secondary settings.

To book a place, email lizzie.jenner@hants.gov.uk

Gypsy Roma Traveller Cross Border Network Group

The GRT Cross-Border Group was formed by Hampshire Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service in 2017 and brings together professionals from different Local Authorities in the south of England who work directly with or on behalf of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.  It has a specific education focus.

The purpose of the GRT Cross-Border Group is to disseminate best practice across all authorities and improve the efficiency and impact of services, thus ensuring improved outcomes for GRT children and communities.

Meetings take place on a termly basis in rotating local authority areas. Topics covered in the meetings are wide ranging and can include discussions on: education, institutional racism, new projects, sharing what works and what doesn’t, resources and new thinking amongst other things.

Cross Border meeting on MS Teams on 1 March 2021 from 10am to 12.30pm (including a virtual coffee and catch up break)

This meeting will discuss how GRT Teams are managing in the current climate, share news from our areas and Hampshire will showcase some new ideas for this academic year. If you would like a slot to present something from your area please contact Claire Barker Claire.barker@hants.gov.uk.

Email Lizzie Jenner if you would like to join this meeting so we can send you a TEAMS invite and an agenda: Lizzie.jenner@hants.gov.uk

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Network Meetings

EMTAS Teachers run termly network meetings in various venues across the county. These are held as twilight sessions and provide an opportunity for practitioners to meet to share best practice in relation to different aspects of ethnic minority achievement.

The meetings are open to teaching and support staff working with pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds as well as EMA/EAL co-ordinators, SENCOs and line managers in infant, junior and secondary settings.

Pan-Hampshire Network Event

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: This session will introduce participants to everything on offer through the Hampshire EMTAS Moodle. This includes open access/free content such as our Guidance Library and Blog, as well as materials available to all maintained schools via a free login (Academies and schools outside of Hampshire can purchase subscriptions to these materials). The session will also touch on other content that is widely used but may have a small cost such as the Young Interpreter Scheme.

Basingstoke & Deane

Date: Thursday 4 February 2021
Time: 3.45pm for a 4pm start, finish time 5pm
Venue: TBC
Focus: EAL in Early Years

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021
Time: 3.45pm for a 4pm start, finish time 5pm
Venue: TBC
Focus: First Language in the classroom

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021
Time: 3.45pm for a 4pm start, finish time 5pm
Venue: TBC
Focus: EAL EXA Award

Date: Thursday 1 July 2021
Time: 3.45pm for a 4pm start, finish time 5pm
Venue: TBC
Focus: TBC

East Hants

Meetings will provisionally be held at The Herne Junior School, Petersfield. For meetings that have to be held remotely due to Covid-19, timings are 4pm to 5pm. For in person meetings, it’s 3.45pm for a 4pm start, finish time 5pm

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021
Time: see above
Venue: see above
Focus: Tour of resources to support Distance Learning on Moodle

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021
Time: see above
Venue: see above
Focus: TBA

Date: Thursday 6 May 2021
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Venue: see above
Focus: TBA

Date: Tuesday 1 June 2021
Time: see above
Venue: see above
Focus: TBA

Eastleigh

Date: Monday 30 November 2020
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: How to use the EMTAS EAL Excellence Award to improve practice and provision for EAL learners and their families in your school.

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Cultural awareness
During this session, participants will hear from Polish-speaking Bilingual Assistants Magdalena Raeburn and Katarzyna Tokarska about the challenges that EAL learners face in UK schools. This will be an opportunity to gain an insight into Polish learners’ cultural and educational differences specifically but to also discuss ideas of how to approach common challenges experienced by most EAL learners.

Date: Monday 28 June 2021
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: TBA
Focus: Resources for primary and secondary contexts.

Fareham and Gosport

Date: Wednesday 20 January 2021
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Catering for the needs of EAL/GRT learners not currently attending school due to Covid restrictions

Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021
Time: 4pm to 5.30pm
Venue: Ranvilles Infant School
Focus: Reading strategies for EAL learners

Hart & Rushmoor

Meetings will provisionally be held at St Michael’s Junior School, Aldershot. For meetings that have to be held remotely due to Covid-19, timings are 4pm to 5pm. For in person meetings, it’s 3.45pm for a 4pm start, finish time 5pm

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021
Time: see above
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Focus: Tour of resources to support Distance Learning on Moodle

Date: Thursday 4 March 2021
Time: see above
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Focus: TBA

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: The second session of the year specifically for NQTs, this will focus on meeting the needs of advanced learners of EAL.

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021
Time: see above
Venue: see above
Focus: TBA

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021
Time: see above
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Focus: TBA

Havant & Waterlooville

Date: Wednesday 20 January 2021
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Catering for the needs of EAL/GRT learners not currently attending school due to Covid restrictions

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: How to support your EAL learners during lockdown

Date: Tuesday 8 June 2021
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Good Practice for more advanced Learners of English as an Additional Language

Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Good Practice for more advanced Learners of English as an Additional Language

Test Valley

Date: Monday 30 November 2020
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: How to use the EMTAS EAL Excellence Award to improve practice and provision for EAL learners and their families in your school.

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Cultural awareness
During this session, participants will hear from Polish-speaking Bilingual Assistants Magdalena Raeburn and Katarzyna Tokarska about the challenges that EAL learners face in UK schools. This will be an opportunity to gain an insight into Polish learners’ cultural and educational differences specifically but to also discuss ideas of how to approach common challenges experienced by most EAL learners.

Date: Monday 21 June 2021
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: LG1, Beech Hurst
Focus: Resources for primary and secondary contexts.

Winchester and New Forest

The Winchester/New Forest network meetings will be held remotely on Zoom

Date: Monday 30 November 2020
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Remote attendance
Focus: How to use the EMTAS EAL & GRT Excellence Awards to improve practice and provision for EAL & GRT learners and their families in your school.

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Cultural awareness
During this session, participants will hear from Polish-speaking Bilingual Assistants Magdalena Raeburn and Katarzyna Tokarska about the challenges that EAL learners face in UK schools. This will be an opportunity to gain an insight into Polish learners’ cultural and educational differences specifically but to also discuss ideas of how to approach common challenges experienced by most EAL learners.

NQT/RQT network meetings

NQT Meeting – South (Eastleigh, New Forest, Test Valley, Winchester)

Date: Monday 19 October 2020
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: This will be the first of two sessions this year especially for NQTs with a view to explore core principles and good practice for new arrivals, including assessment and resources.

Date: Monday 8 February 2021
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: The second session of the year specifically for NQTs, this will focus on meeting the needs of advanced learners of EAL.

Hart, Rushmoor and Basingstoke

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: TBC
Focus: The second session of the year specifically for NQTs, this will focus on meeting the needs of advanced learners of EAL.

East Hants

Date: Wednesday 22 April 2021
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: The second session of the year specifically for NQTs, this will focus on meeting the needs of advanced learners of EAL.

Fareham and Gosport

Date: Thursday 5 November 2020
Time: 4pm to 5.30pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Focus: This session will explore core principles and good practice for new arrivals, including assessment and resources.

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Network meetings for NQTs and RQTs

EMTAS is offering a series of network meetings aimed at NQTs and RQTs in 2020-21. These events are free to schools that have an SLA with EMTAS or £55 for Academies or other settings.

EMTAS EAL E Learning

A set of high-quality, cross-phase, interactive online training modules based around catering for the needs of learners of English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Our e-learning is aimed at Governors, Teachers, HLTAs, TAs and Inclusion Managers with particular relevance for trainee teachers, NQTs and key workers recently appointed to the role of working directly with EAL learners.

There are 12 modules available:

  1. Introduction to working with EAL learners
  2. Core principles
  3. Working with parents and the community
  4. The SEND:EAL interface
  5. Teaching and Learning
  6. Bilingualism
  7. Adult Bilingual Conferencing
  8. Catering for the needs of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
  9. Culturally Inclusive School
  10. First Language Assessment
  11. Role of EAL coordinator
  12. Multilingual Perspectives

More detail about each of the above modules can be found in the EMTAS EAL e-Learning brochure

Benefits

  • The materials have been developed by specialist teachers of EAL in conjunction with senior leaders and class teachers based in local schools
  • They contain a variety of interactive learning materials supported by text, images, podcasts and video
  • There are assessable assets and free-form activities that enable learners to reflect on their current practice
  • The materials can be visited at a learner’s own pace and in their own time-frame
  • The system records progress throughout each unit
  • Completed units are certificated by the system and can form part of a learner’s CPD

See the EMTAS EAL E learning taster units.

NALDIC Regional Interest Group (RIG)

Hampshire EMTAS share the hosting of the NALDIC EAL RIG meetings with Portsmouth EMAS and the University of Reading. Meetings are held termly and are free to attend.

Follow @HampshireEMTAS on Twitter to receive notifications about the scheduling and focus of the next NALDIC RIG meeting.

Hosted by Hampshire EMTAS, details of the RIG for the Spring term of 2021 are as follows:

Date: Monday 29 March 2021
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Venue: Online

Focus: ICTs to support learners of EAL to access and engage with the mainstream curriculum (remote learning and when schools re-open).

Training for staff in schools: EAL Clinic

EAL Clinics can be used to offer on-going support to school-based staff. Led by an EMTAS Specialist Teacher Advisor and scheduled once a term through the school year, this model of training provides opportunities for practitioners to discuss particular pupils, questions and concerns in relation to EAL practice and provision in the classroom. Download this leaflet for more detail.

EAL Clinic Model

GRT & Showmen Clinic

A GRT/Showmen Clinic can be used to offer on-going support to school-based staff, particularly GRT Co-Ordinators. Scheduled once a term through the school year, this model of training provides opportunities for practitioners to meet with an EMTAS Specialist Teacher Advisor to discuss GRT practice and provision in their school setting. Bespoke to the needs of the school, a GRT Clinic can also include a focus on next-steps planning for particular pupils/families. Download this leaflet for more detail.

GRT/Showmen Clinic

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month Road Show

Due to Covid-19, the EMTAS Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month celebrations have been moved from February to October 2021.

For more information about EMTAS GRTHM plans, see our blog.

Further details will be released as they become available so check back here again soon.

We look forward to welcoming colleagues from schools to the roadshow events.

Schools and Academies on the Isle of Wight

Through our Sold Services, EMTAS offers a range of services to schools and academies on the Isle of Wight.

Full details can be found in these two brochures:

Isle of Wight Brochure of Services for Primary Schools

Isle of Wight Brochure of Services for Secondary Schools

Network Meetings

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Venue: Online
Focus: How to support your EAL learners during lockdown

Date: Tuesday 8 June 2021
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Venue: Online
Focus: Good Practice for more advanced Learners of English as an Additional Language

Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Venue: Online
Focus: Good Practice for more advanced Learners of English as an Additional Language

Please note that there is a charge of £55 per place.

To book a place, contact Lizzie Jenner
lizzie.jenner@hants.gov.uk

 

Training education

Training for other professionals

To book, contact

Sarah Coles
sarah.c.coles@hants.gov.uk
Training for other professionals

Early Years Training

EMTAS is able to offer a range of support packages to develop and enhance inclusive practice in schools and settings. We have expertise in providing guidance and support in relation to various aspects of cultural and linguistic diversity. We can help your staff to work more effectively with BME and Traveller children and their families so that barriers to engagement and learning are removed, wherever these exist.

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Additional information

For interpreting e.g. for home visits or during specific times such as transition

To contact EMTAS, call

  • 03707 794222