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Welcome to the EMTAS 4 Success Website

The purpose of this website is to support school staff and other professionals in meeting the needs of Black and minority ethnic, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children and Young People. On our home page you can view news, most recently added documents, EMTAS web links, and click on links to our 'Events Calendar' and 'Contacts' page. Using our drop down navigation at the top of the page you can move to any of the pages around the site.

You should not have any problems opening any files on the site if you are using an up to date web browser. If you are prompted to log in then right click on the file and click open or save.

If you would like to feedback about any area of this website please contact:

 

dominique.moore@southglos.gov.uk

yasmin.malik@bristol.gov.uk

 

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​Advice for parents to help protect their children when online translated into:    Arabic, Bengali, French, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh.

http://www.childnet.com/resources/supporting-young-people-online

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​Survey of 6,000 school children reveals they are misinformed about immigration and hold negative attitudes towards Muslims.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/may/19/most-children-think-immigrants-are-stealing-jobs-schools-study-shows

Schools have a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to promote good relations and eliminate discrimination. Your local EMA service can support your school in developing a culturally inclusive curriculum, a curriculum that helps prepare pupils for life in a diverse society.  

When you say you 'don't see race', you’re ignoring racism, not helping to solve it

Article by Zach Stafford on the importance of tackling racism.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/26/do-not-see-race-ignoring-racism-not-helping

​Article on multilingual families, families where parents do not share the same first language

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/mar/13/multilingual-families-even-our-dog-uses-three-languages

A discussion on the benefits of bilingualism with: Antonella Sorace, Professor of Developmental Linguistics; Ellen Bialystok, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology and cognitive neuroscientist;  Gustavo Perez Firmat, writer and academic.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p025b4p8

​A new report "Understanding the success of London’s schools" argues that the improved attainment of schools in London is largely due to the positive impact of children 
of recent immigrants to the UK, including those who are learning English as an additional language.
 
" the basis for the London performance is the ethnic composition of its school population".
 
"... integrated multi-ethnic school systems can be very productive, allowing the ethnic minority pupils to achieve the grades they seek, and (potentially) raising the 
scores of white British pupils as well"
 
Understanding the success of London’s schools, Simon Burgess, University of Bristol, October 2014, 
 

Show Racism The Red Card is an anti-racism educational charity. It holds an annual schools competition with great prizes, England football shirts, club football shirts, match tickets. Details of the competition: http://www.srtrc.org/educational/competitions/england  

A recent article exploring different approaches to including and teaching pupils new to English - click here to read the article​

Welcome to our new website! Please take a look around and let us know what you think by emailing dominique.moore@southglos.gov.uk