Ethnic Minority Achievement
English as an Additional Language - Secondary

Beginners Support Package

The EMA Secondary Team has produced a support package to help schools meet the needs of newly arrived beginner EAL pupils. All Gloucestershire Secondary Schools have received a copy of this package. For more information, please contact Dee Russell-Thomas, Head of EMA Secondary Team, READS. Tel: 01452 427261.

This package contains a range of photocopiable resources and advice and information for teachers and parents.

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Advice Booklets

A range of advice booklets have been produced by the Gloucestershire EMA Secondary Team. Please contact Dee Russell-Thomas, Head of EMA Secondary Team, READS, for more information.

Tel:   01452 – 427261 or email:

The two following booklets give advice on using ICT with EAL pupils, and are available to download.

Using ICT to Support EAL pupils

Making & Using Multimedia Multilingual Talking Books

Curriculum Resources
This new area of the website provides resources for differentiation and inclusion of EAL pupils at all stages.

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READS Resource Centre

A range of resources on professional development are available for loan to schools, and bilingual resources and other resources for schools are available to view. READS can provide advice to schools on purchasing suitable resources for their particular needs and EAL pupils.

A limited number of CDROM's for beginner English learners are available for short term loan to schools with geographically isolated learners.

Recommended Resources

A list of recommended resources, and suppliers can be viewed here

A list of useful websites can be viewed here

A wide range of bilingual books are available for loan from the Library Service for Education, who stock books in a range of languages.