GEMS: Gwent Education Minority-Ethnic Service

Torfaen have a Service Level Agreement with GEMS to raise the achievement and attainment of black and minority ethnic (BME) learners (aged 4-19)

GEMS can provide home language support if we have staff who speak the requisite languages. Home language support may only be available for a limited time and is subject to availability.

  • GEMS can advise teaching staff on strategies, resources, assessment and general good practice for learners.
  • GEMS can provide free training on a variety of issues concerning BME learners.
  • GEMS can provide a resource lending service to all schools (Please telephone Claire Tyler on 01633 851501 or 01633 851505).
  • GEMS will advise on school policies and action plans related to the needs of pupils who have English as an additional language (EAL), including new arrivals.

GEMS can work in partnership with designated staff to ensure that the needs of BME learners are met.

GEMS can supply specialist advice and/or support prior to any Estyn inspection.

Referral Route

Requests for involvement to the service are made by  schools .

Last Modified: 09/02/2022
For more information contact:

Inclusion Service

Tel: 01495 766929 or 01495 766968

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