Coventry's Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS) helps families who arrive in the city from overseas.
Our Settlement Team will help you find a school place for your children.
When you phone us we will ask you these questions:
Once you have answered these questions, a Settlement Officer will call you and make an appointment to visit you at home.
For this visit, make sure that your children and their identification documents are in the house with you. The officers need to make sure that the children are who you say they are and that they are safe.
These documents include:
At the meeting you can tell the officers:
We have instructors who can teach these languages:
More languages can be studied at the Supplementary and Community schools in Coventry. They are open after school and at weekends.
Don't be worried if your children can't speak English yet. We have experienced teachers who advise schools so that your children make good progress. Our teachers have lots of great ideas for schools to use to help your children learn and enjoy school.
We train teachers to understand how to teach newly arrived pupils well. We also tell schools how they can welcome new families and make them feel safe and valued.
Multilingual Assistants help pupils in schools when they have little or no English. They work in the classroom explaining and translating the lessons into a language your child can understand.
Some of the MLAs languages are:
MLAs also do these things:
All our Multilingual Assistants receive comprehensive induction training before they begin their work in schools. They are all DBS cleared and all have Level 1 Safeguarding training.
If you speak another language fluently and have good English, you might like to become an MLA. Look out for our adverts on www.wmjobs.co.uk. We are always looking for new people to join our service.
If you would like more information about Coventry please visit the Welcome to Coventry site.