Support and advice

EMA network provides support and advice to schools and settings looking to enhance provision for children of minority ethnic heritage and other vulnerable groups.

Schools and settings can access:

  • telephone/email support and guidance to individual schools and settings
  • termly development opportunities
  • annual conference linked to national developments, school practice and advised by local school needs
  • lending and reference library for specialist resources
  • regular EMA up-dates through direct contact, electronic guidance and EMA network website
  • specialist support and guidance on newly-arrived pupils, asylum seekers/refugees, assessment,  Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development(SMSC) and the hard-to-reach minority ethnic groups linking of both mainstream and supplementary schools


Information about the support available to schools and settings is detailed below:

Services to schools:

Maintained Primary schools - services to schools (PDF, 215KB)

Traded services to secondary schools, academies and external schools and settings (PDF, 241KB)

EMA Network Resource Centre (PDF, 490KB)

To consult the EMA network team, phone 01908 270409 or email


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Last Updated: 15 March 2020