My name is Meeta Thakker, and I have been working at Earlsmead for 20years, in various teaching roles. Currently I am the Ethinc Minorty Co-Ordinator (EMACo) for the school. This means I work with ethnic minority children and children who have English as an additional language (EAL) who may need support, I advise staff on how to teach them effectively. I ensure all new children starting at Earlsmead settle in well and I am available to parents to help support their children. I enjoy my role and find it rewarding to watch children develop their language skills and confidence over time.
Bhagwati Patel is our dedicated Teaching assistant who support many of our EAL pupils. She works with individuals and/or groups of children to support them with learning English, phonics, reading, writing and maths.
How to help your child to improve their English.