Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)

Officers experienced in supporting schools and drawing on local community knowledge, can provide high quality training for all teachers and staff.

EMTAS aims to raise the educational attainment of our ethnic minority pupils by providing support and advice.

We specialise in: We also provide support to students, schools and other agencies through specialist teaching, bilingual assistance, and training and achievement projects.

'...We were really impressed with the EMTAS training that we were lucky enough to receive this week. Gill Rowlands and Julie Spencer both delivered training on a brilliant intervention programme called [email protected] this training was a great  opportunity for the school to learn more about SLCN and ways in which we can further support our students in the future...
Holly Lodge Girl's College 

Race Equality Guidance and Training

EMTAS is also able to offer Race Equality Guidance to Schools - FREE to Liverpool Schools.

This guidance is also available to purchase for £50 - e-mail [email protected] to order.

The guidance is also supported by three in-house training modules:

Module 1: The Equality Act 2010
This will enable practitioners to understand the current legal and OFSTED  requirements as well asproviding a consideration of the data and information available to support the school’s compliance with the Equality Act 2010

Module 2: Tackling Racist Incidents – where are we now?
This will enable practitioners to reflect on current practice and determine strategies to develop more effective practice.

Module 3: Tackling Racist Incidents  - what do we do?
This will enable practitioners to consider what constitutes a racist incident and rehearse how to respond to different types of incident. It will consider procedures for dealing with all parties concerned

To book these sessions in your school, please email [email protected]

Core Subject Initiative - Maths & English

The Core Subject Initiative is a new initiative offering comprehensive teaching with a dynamic and engaging approach in English and Maths.

The aim is to raise standards of our children and young people from minority ethnic groups through an emphasis on the core curriculum.

The programme can be delivered during school hours, after school or as a holiday initiative. Key Elements of the provision include:
  • Intensive support for an identified cohort of students
  • Weekly booster sessions in English and Maths
  • Individual pupil targets
  • On-going assessment
The wider benefits of this provision will include improved self-confidence, self-esteem and improved literacy and numeracy skills through a range of teaching and learning styles.

School of Sanctuary Charter

The Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)  have launched the School of Sanctuary Charter for schools.

What is a School of Sanctuary?

A School of Sanctuary (SoS) is a school that is 'committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all students and their families. It is a school that helps its students, staff and wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the school community. It is a school that is proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all.'

There are three principles to becoming a School of Sanctuary:
  1. Learn what it means to be seeking sanctuary
  2. Take Positive action to embed concepts of welcome, safety and inclusion within your school and the wider community.
  3. Share your vision and achievements – be proud!
If you are interested in applying for SoS Stautus please e-mail [email protected]

‘In 1952, Britain signed the European convention on Human Rights because we were proud to protect people whose lives were endangered in their own countries. Through Schools of Sanctuary we can resurrect that pride, reach out in friendship, learn from different cultures and enrich all our lives. Liverpool has a great tradition of welcoming the stranger and this is evident in the large number of schools who are keen to become Schools of Sanctuary in the city. A number not matched in such a short time in any other city across the UK. Well done Liverpool!’
Rose Mc Carthy , National Co-ordinator, School of Sanctuary


Staff Charges for Liverpool Primary School (partly funded by central DSG)
  • Specialist Teacher £195.00 per day
  • Bilingual Teaching Assistant £126.00 per day
  • Curriculum & Pastoral support Officers £126.20 per day
Staff Charges for Secondary Schools and Non-Liverpool Maintained Schools
  • Teacher £234.00
  • Bilingual Teaching Assistant: £151.20
  • Curriculum and Pastoral Support Officer: £151.20
Training and CPD Modules
  • Half day sessions from £100
Core Subject Initiative
  • Termly input (10 weeks) £500 based on 1.5 hrs per week

Parent/Carer ESOL Programme
  • £600 for 12 sessions
For further information or to purchase any of the programmes or initiatives offered please contact [email protected] or call 0151 233 3901