Language and cultural support for children

We provide assessment, advice and support to schools admitting children who speak little or no English.

Who we are

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Gypsy, Roam and Traveller (GRT) Service, is a well-established, flexible and experienced team of highly qualified professional consultants and specialist advanced teaching assistants. We are a highly regarded service that supports educational settings. 

We are committed to working with schools and settings to continue to improve the quality of teaching, learning and provision for EAL and GRT children and young people. We have a strong track record of helping schools to promote engagement and achievement, and we share their passion for delivering the best possible education for all pupils.

The courses and advice we offer can be tailored to the individual needs of schools, ensuring they are relevant to particular needs and contexts. From whole school leadership and management, including the role of the governors, through to teachers and teaching assistants, our services are designed to ensure the maximum benefits for all schools and settings. We are dedicated to improving access and achievement for all children and young people from a minority ethnic background.

What we do

The services we offer are:

  • advice and support;
  • staff training;
  • assessment of EAL pupils;
  • bespoke support for EAL and GRT pupils;
  • translation services; and
  • diversity workshops for pupils.

Services can be bought as bundled packages offering value for money or as individual items.

Click here to view all available EAL and GRT services.

Contacting the EAL and GRT Service

Telephone: 01609 532460      

Contacting EAL and GRT Consultants

Hambleton and Selby
Sue Wadsworth: 07811 836845

Harrogate and Craven
Moia Wood: 07773 640076

Richmondshire, Scarborough and Ryedale
Suzanne Wilson: 07811 836833