Welcome to Ethnic Minority Achievement Service

The service offers expertise, support and advice in respect of Black and Minority Ethnic children and young people, and those who speak English as an additional language. The service employs specialist staff including experienced teachers, highly trained Multilingual Assistants (interpreters and translators) and Settlement Officers with a broad understanding of Home Office immigration practice and the school admissions process. Within the team we have access to more than 70 languages and staff with a detailed understanding of educational and cultural conventions and practice
from around the world.


EMAS (formerly MGSS) offers:

  • Strategic advice and guidance to schools in order to ensure effective provision for BME pupils and those learning English as an additional language
  •  Support for the admission process into schools for children who are recently
    arrived from overseas, including the provision of background information on issues relating to previous school experience, safeguarding
    and family situation
  • Multilingual Assistants (MLAs) who are trained and DBS cleared for short, medium and long term deployments for up to 35 hours a week.
    This could include phone calls to families, support for parents’ evenings and meetings in addition to direct work with newly arrived children and young people
  • Advice and guidance for teachers and support staff working with pupils who speak English as an Additional Language
  • Specialist EAL pupil assessments at both Primary and Secondary level
  • Short term teaching assignments to work with specific groups of pupils with exceptional need
  • A city-wide Community Languages Programme delivering tuition up to and including GCSE, AS and A level

Would all schools please note that, as previously, we will continue to respond to booking requests received by email and phone. We value our relationship with schools and will always be happy to talk to you about the best available options.

Contact us:

Tel 02476 787752 

Email admin.emas@coventry.gov.uk