School Improvement for Closing the Gap, Equalities, EMA and EAL
NASSEA Associates work with Senior Leaders to establish school structures and practice to raise the attainment and increase the engagement of learners from underachieving minority ethnic groups. This includes:
- Supporting senior leaders to analyse the attainment and progress of BME, EAL and GRT learners and to identify successes and areas for development;
- Reviewing current provision, practice and policies for Equalities and Diversity, EAL, Community Cohesion and Equity and Excellence;
- Working with heads of department or key stage leaders to review provision and practice and identify barriers to progress for BME, EAL and GRT learners;
- Working with EMA and EAL coordinators, teachers and assistants, to develop their roles effectively, through coaching and modelling;
- Supporting senior and middle leaders to review provision for new arrival pupils, GRT pupils and for the management of high mobility in school and to provide advice on developing effective practice in these areas;
- Supporting class teachers, key stages and departments to develop partnership teaching to maximize the effectiveness of EMA staffing and provision;
- Developing short term intervention programmes and medium term class-based projects to develop strategies for increasing progress in language development and curriculum understanding;
- Providing CPD for senior leaders and school governors to promote best practice and ensure that the school’s duties regarding equalities and cohesion are being met;
- Providing CPD to promote subject teachers’ understanding of language and literacy within their subject;
- Providing CPD for bilingual assistants to promote the effective use of first languages and English for learning and teaching;
- Providing CPD for teaching assistants and other support staff to promote effective working with BME, EAL and GRT pupils.
Closing the Gap
NASSEA Associates offer a range of consultancy, coaching and partnership work to raise the attainment of Minority Ethnic and EAL learners in schools. This includes:
- Working in partnership with class and subject teachers and assistants to develop teaching and learning strategies, classroom practice and links with parents and carers to raise the attainment and increase the engagement of learners from underachieving minority ethnic groups;
- Developing parental involvement in their children’s education;
- Developing the roles of EMA specialist staff;
- Developing partnership working across the school/ department.
- Minority Ethnic Achievement Programme;
- Secondary EAL Programme;
- Black Children’s Achievement Programme;
- Black Pupils’ Achievement Programme;
- Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Achievement Programme;
- Supporting children learning EAL in the Foundation Stage;
- Learning and teaching for bilingual children in the primary years;
- International New Arrivals programme.
For further information and requests for NASSEA Services please contact Ameer Abbasi on mobile number 07845 649 624, telephone number 0161 253 6422/23 or through e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.