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 2021. 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

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.

Date: Thursday 4 November 2021
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: online

Date: Thursday 3 March 2022
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: TBC

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Distance Learning for GRT pupils

Hampshire EMTAS celebrates Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month this June with two dates for our popular Cultural Awareness session. If you are interested, choose just one date and sign up:

Dates (choose 1 only): Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June 2022
Time: 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Hampshire’s Traveller and Showmen cultures

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.

The next meeting of the Cross Border group is Monday 13 June 2022, 10am to 12.30pm.

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

The EMTAS Specialist Teacher Advisor team offer network meetings on a range of topics throughout the academic year. These are held as twilight sessions and provide an opportunity for practitioners discuss best practice in relation to different aspects of ethnic minority achievement.

Many of our network meetings are offered online via MS Teams. Others we aim to run as in-person sessions; these are specific to a particular district of Hampshire. Venue details will be confirmed nearer the time and will depend on the Covid situation. The contingency plan will be for these sessions too to be online.

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.

New to EAL Pan-Hampshire Network Meeting
Date: Thursday 7 October
Time: 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Online (MS Teams)
Focus: This session will focus on core principles in relation to EAL practice and provision – the key things you need to know about that will inform how you plan to meet the needs of your EAL learners. It is cross-phase so suitable for practitioners working in either Primary or Secondary phase.

Pan-Hampshire network meeting
Date: Thursday 11 November
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Supporting learners of EAL in Listening and Speaking.
This cross-phase network meeting will focus on classroom strategies that support the development of listening and speaking skills for learners of EAL at all stages of English acquisition, beginner to more advanced.

Havant, Waterlooville, Fareham and Gosport Schools
Date: Monday 17 January 2022 
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Looking ahead
This network meeting will provide an overview of the support available from EMTAS during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Hart and Rushmoor Schools
Date: Wednesday 24 November 2021
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: St Michael's Junior School, Rushmoor
Focus: Looking ahead
This network meeting will provide an overview of the support available from EMTAS during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Basingstoke and Deane Schools
Date: Monday 17 January 2022 
Time: 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Online 
Focus: Going for Gold
Sophie Durbajlo shares her experience of going for a Gold EAL Excellence Award at Merton Infants

Pan-Hampshire network meeting
Date: Tuesday 10 May 2022 
Time: 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Online 
Focus: Catering for the needs of refugee new arrivals
This meeting will be pertinent for schools welcoming children and young people from Ukraine, Afghanistan and other parts of the world where circumstances have forced families to seek refuge in the UK

Pan-Hampshire network meeting
Date: Thursday 19 May 2022 
Time: 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Online 
Focus: Catering for the needs of refugee new arrivals
This meeting will be pertinent for schools welcoming children and young people from Ukraine, Afghanistan and other parts of the world where circumstances have forced families to seek refuge in the UK

Pan Hampshire network meeting
Date: Monday 23 May 2022
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Meeting the needs of advanced learners of English as an Additional Language 
This network meeting will focus on advanced EAL learners, who make up 90-95% of the EAL population in England. These learners may be orally fluent in English but still need ongoing support with their literacy skills. This session will cover best practice, strategies and resources to support the advanced EAL learners in your school.

Pan-Hampshire network meeting
Date: Thursday 9 June 2022 
Time: 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Online 
Focus: Catering for the needs of refugee new arrivals
This meeting will be pertinent for schools welcoming children and young people from Ukraine, Afghanistan and other parts of the world where circumstances have forced families to seek refuge in the UK

Pan-Hampshire network meeting
Date: Thursday 23 June 2022
Time: 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Online 
Focus: Catering for the needs of refugee new arrivals
This meeting will be pertinent for schools welcoming children and young people from Ukraine, Afghanistan and other parts of the world where circumstances have forced families to seek refuge in the UK

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller-specific Network Meeting (cross-phase, all schools)

Date: Thursday 3 March 2022
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: TBC

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Distance Learning for GRT pupils

Hampshire EMTAS celebrates Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month this June with two dates for our popular Cultural Awareness session. If you are interested, choose just one date and sign up:

Dates (choose 1 only): Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June 2022
Time: 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Hampshire’s Traveller and Showmen cultures

To book, contact

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.

NALDIC Berkshire Hampshire RIG
Date: Thursday 31 March 2022
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Theme: Talk Rich Teaching for Multilingual Learners

Guest speaker Naomi Flynn from the University of Reading Institute of Education will talk about her recent research trip to the US to observe a model of effective teaching for multilingual learners. She will report on lessons learned and on how she is implementing this approach with teachers in English primary schools. Discussion will focus on how small group interaction is a corner stone of good practice that raises outcomes in language and literacy development.

All welcome. If you want to attend complete and submit the Sign-up form.

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

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

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

New to EAL Pan-Hampshire Network Meeting
Date: Thursday 7 October
Time: 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Online (MS Teams)
Focus: This session will focus on core principles in relation to EAL practice and provision – the key things you need to know about that will inform how you plan to meet the needs of your EAL learners. It is cross-phase so suitable for practitioners working in either Primary or Secondary phase.

Pan-Hampshire network meeting
Date: Thursday 11 November
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Supporting learners of EAL in Listening and Speaking.
This cross-phase network meeting will focus on classroom strategies that support the development of listening and speaking skills for learners of EAL at all stages of English acquisition, beginner to more advanced.

Pan-Hampshire network meeting
Date: Tuesday 10 May 2022
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Catering for the needs of refugee new arrivals.
This meeting will be pertinent for schools welcoming children and young people from Ukraine, Afghanistan and other parts of the world where circumstances have forced families to seek refuge in the UK

Network meeting for schools on the Isle of Wight
Date: Monday 22 November
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Looking ahead
This network meeting will provide an overview of the support available from EMTAS during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Date: Monday 17 January 2022 
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Looking ahead
This network meeting will provide an overview of the support available from EMTAS during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Isle of Wight Schools
Date: Monday 23 May 2022 
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Meeting the needs of advanced learners of English as an Additional Language 
This network meeting will focus on advanced EAL learners, who make up 90-95% of the EAL population in England. These learners may be orally fluent in English but still need ongoing support with their literacy skills. This session will cover best practice, strategies and resources to support the advanced EAL learners in your school.

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller-specific Network Meeting (cross-phase, all schools)

Date: Thursday 3 March 2022
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: TBC

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022
Time: 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Online
Focus: Distance Learning for GRT pupils

To book a place at an EMTAS Network Meeting, contact lizzie.jenner@hants.gov.uk

 

Training education

Training for other professionals

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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