Gwent Education Minority Ethnic Service (GEMS) supports Newport pupils whose first language is not English or Welsh.
They work closely with schools and parents to help pupils improve their English language skills.
- advice, support and guidance on race equality for schools and governing bodies
- 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 parents in their home language and their concerns and questions are passed back to the school.