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Race equality and minority achievement (REMA)

Introduction to REMA

Surrey's Race Equality and Minority Achievement (REMA) team is an experienced, high-quality team with combined expertise in Gypsy/Roma/Traveller (GRT) and English as Additional Language (EAL) work.

REMA Services are offered by specialist teachers, traveller education support workers and bilingual support workers.

What can REMA offer you?

  • improved outcomes for ethnic minority pupils in line with OFSTED expectations
  • advice and liaison with other agencies to ensure the requirements of equalities legislation are met with regard to children and young people from minority communities
  • identification, assessment and induction of vulnerable pupil packages to support pupil progress and remove barriers to achievement, including: direct teaching support, in-class support in the pupil's first language, examination support, consultation and a range of other services
  • joint planning with staff
  • a menu of training and network opportunities to develop school and staff capacity going forward insight into cultural background of GRT community with advice and support on providing the right environment for these pupils
  • engagement with parents by bridging the communication gap with EAL families and developing supportive relationships with parents in their first language
  • helping to build home-school links and relationships with GRT families
  • training and support for parents to engage positively with school
  • advice and support on the identification of the SEND needs of EAL and GRT pupils
  • support to maintain the attendance, engagement and learning behaviours of EAL and GRT pupils
  • a full and value-for-money menu of training and other forms of support.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss your requirements or arrange a consultation with one of our specialist staff please contact:

  • Sue Hurtley (REMA Lead Teacher, West Area)
    email sue.hurtley@surreycc.gov.uk or call 01483 517831
  • Moira Lemprière (REMA Lead Teacher, East Area)
    email moira.lempriere@surreycc.gov.uk or call 01483 519109
  • Mariana Wallington (Bilingual Support Coordinator)
    email mariana.wallington@surreycc.gov.uk or call 01483 517675

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