Hull Ethnic Minority Achievement Service
We help to raise the attainment of EAL pupils
We provide expertise, support and advice in respect of BME children and young people, and those who speak English as an additional language (EAL). The service employs specialist staff, including a professional speech and language therapist, a counsellor, experienced teachers, highly trained, multilingual assistants (interpreters and translators) and Settlement Officers (OISC qualified) with a broad understanding of Home Office immigration practice and the school admissions process. Within the team we have access to a vast range of languages and staff with a detailed understanding of education, as well as cultural conventions and practice from around the world.
HEMAS helped my daughter and me to go through admission process smoothly. We didn't know anyting about schools in the UK before meeting assistants from NICE. They helped me to fill in the school documents, contact the school and test my daughter's level of English and Maths. NICE really made this process enjoyable and exciting.