Ethnic minorities

If your child’s first language is not English or if they are from Gypsy, Roma or Traveller heritage the Ethnic Minorities Achievement Service (EMAS) can provide extra support for their education.

Our team of teaching staff and family liaison officers work with schools, pupils and their families providing support to make sure that your child’s learning needs are met.

What we do

EMAS provides support to young people and families by:

  • Finding school places
  • Supporting pupils starting school
  • Helping schools provide for specific cultural needs of pupils who have come from other countries and cultures, including Gypsies and Travellers
  • Providing direct teaching to help your child learn English or to fill gaps in their learning
  • Working with staff in other agencies to support families
  • Helping you and your child settle in to a new area and learn what Wigan has to offer you
  • Arranging for a translator to visit school if that is needed
  • Using telephone translation when we visit you.

Getting our help

Anybody can contact EMAS for support.

If your child is already in school, the school can contact us for you.

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