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GEMS : Gwent Education Minority-ethnic Service

Service Outline

GEMS provides support to pupils in nursery, primary and secondary education in Newport where English is an additional language, by helping pupils to improve their English language skills.

In addition to supporting pupils, GEMS also provides:

  • Advice, support, guidance and data to colleagues;
  • Bilingual assessments to establish language support requirements;
  • Home visits to ensure that good communications between parents and the school are established. Essential school information is passed to the parents in their home language and their concerns and questions are passed back to the school.

GEMS also helps with interpretation and translation in the main community languages of Newport.

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Email: info@newport.gov.uk

Telephone: (01633) 656656

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