EMTAS training courses


Teacher training

Training for schools

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Sarah Coles
01256 330195
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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Questions and answers about the course

 

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

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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 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 GRT Cross Border Group is 1 April 2020, 11am to 3pm at Dame Mary Fagan House in Basingstoke. Contact Sam Wilson if you would like to attend.

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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.

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2019-20 Network Meeting dates

Basingstoke area

Focus: 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: Tuesday 28 January, 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Manor Field Infant School

Focus: This will be a session aimed especially at NQTs with a view to explore core principles and good practice for EAL, including assessment and resources.
Date: Tuesday 4 February, 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Rucstall Primary School

Focus: Supporting young children with transition.
Hampshire EMTAS colleagues Claire Barker and Helen Smith will share their work using persona dolls in Early Years and Key Stage 1 to support children with transition, confidence and self-esteem. This meeting will focus on the needs of pupils with English as an Additional Language as well as of children from a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller background.
Date: Monday 23 March, 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Marnel Infant School. 

Focus: Debra Page provides an update on her research into the Young Interpreter Scheme
Date: Tuesday 5 May, 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Fairfields Primary School

Focus: Four Lanes Infants showcase their Silver EAL Excellence Award, sharing their practice and provision with colleagues
Date: Tuesday 2 June, 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Four Lanes Infant School

East Hants area

Focus: Catch up + Good Practice Cultural Awareness presented by Charlotte, Petersfield Infants
Dates: 17 October 2019 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Herne Junior School

Focus: TBC
Dates: 21 November 2019 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Herne Junior School

Focus: TBC
Dates: 30 January 2020 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Herne Junior School

Focus: Meeting the needs of more advanced learners of EAL Audience: this network meeting is aimed at NQTs and other staff who are new to working with learners of EAL. If you attended the NQT network meeting on New Arrivals in the autumn term, this will be a useful follow-on session.
Dates: 13 February 2020 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: TBC

Focus: TBC
Dates: 19 March 2020 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Herne Junior School

Focus: TBC
Dates: 7 May 2020 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Herne Junior School

Focus: Focus GRT as it's GRT History Month
Dates: 18 June 2020 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Herne Junior School

Fareham and Gosport areas

Focus: Resources for primary and secondary contexts
Date: Thursday 14 November 2019, 4pm to 5.30pm
Venue: Ranvilles Infant School

Focus: How to use the EMTAS EAL Excellence Award to improve practice and provision for EAL learners and their families in your school
Date: Thursday 5 March 2020, 4pm to 5.30pm
Venue: Ranvilles Infant School

Focus: A cross phase training session for NQTs and those early in their teaching career. 'Strategies and resources to support EAL learners across the curriculum'
Date: 17 June 2020, 4pm to 5.30pm
Venue: St John Baptist CE School, Abshot Road, Titchfield Common, Fareham PO14 4NH

Hart and Rushmoor areas

Focus: Catch up and play the game (EAL focus)
Dates: 10 October 2019 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Aldershot, details to follow

Focus: TBC
Dates: 28 November 2019 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Aldershot, details to follow

Focus: TBC
Dates: 13 February 2020 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Aldershot, details to follow

Focus: Meeting the needs of more advanced learners of EAL Audience: this network meeting is aimed at NQTs and other staff who are new to working with learners of EAL. If you attended the NQT network meeting on New Arrivals in the autumn term, this will be a useful follow-on session.
Dates: 27 February 2020 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: TBC

Focus: TBC
Dates: 26 March 2020 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Aldershot, details to follow

Focus: TBC
Dates: 14 May 2020 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Aldershot, details to follow

Focus: GRT focus as it's GRT History Month
Dates: 25 June 2020 3.45pm to 5pm
Venue: Aldershot, details to follow

Havant and Waterlooville areas

Focus: Resourcing for primary and secondary phases
Date: Thursday 10 October 2019, 4pm to 5.30pm
Venue: Springwood Infants

Focus: TBC
Date: Thursday 6 February 2020, 4pm to 5.30pm 
Venue: Springwood Infants

New Forest area

Focus: This network meeting is aimed especially at NQTs and covers core principles in relation to beginner EAL learners (new to English) including assessment and resources.
Date: 30 March 2020, 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Swithun room, Falcon House, Winchester

Winchester, Eastleigh and Test Valley areas

Focus: This network meeting is aimed especially at NQTs and covers core principles in relation to beginner EAL learners (new to English) including assessment and resources.
Date: 30 March 2020, 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Swithun room, Falcon House, Winchester

Focus: TBC
Date: 10 March 2020, 3.45pm for a 4pm start
Venue: Falcon House, Hampshire Room

Focus: TBC
Date: 7 July 2020, 3.45pm for a 4pm start
Venue: Falcon House, Swithun Room

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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 11 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

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.

 

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Sarah Coles
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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.

All EMTAS training for Early Years settings is now available through SfYC Professional Options

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Additional information

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

To contact EMTAS, call

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