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  • General

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    Welcome to the EMTAS Heritage Honours Award

    This award aims to celebrate the achievements of children from BME, EAL and Traveller backgrounds. Children and young people can be nominated for an award by the school they are currently attending.

    Relevant areas of success could include:

    • overcoming adversity
    • exceptional progress in acquiring EAL
    • first language achievements eg use of first language as a tool for learning, active involvement in the EMTAS first language pupil training program, storytelling, writing in L1, Heritage Language GCSEs etc.
    • promoting linguistic, religious and cultural awareness in school
    • significant contribution to high profile school initiatives such as Young Interpreters, School Council, Equality and Rights Advocates (EARA) work etc.
    • digital creations that showcase language/culture/religious experiences/interests
    • achievements beyond school related to linguistic, religious and cultural heritage 

    This course provides information on how to enter, submission forms and case study examples.

  • How to nominate children and young people for an award

    Children and young people can be nominated for an award by anyone associated with the school eg school staff, parents/carers, peers, EMTAS staff or other local authority professionals. It is perfectly acceptable for schools to nominate more than one child/young person in any academic year if they want to.

    Children and young people should be consulted before their name is put forward for nomination, however the submission itself should be made by a member of the school staff who should then follow the steps below: 

    Step 1

    discuss the nomination with the named individual and their parents/carers

    Step 2

    fill in the nomination submission form on Moodle

    Step 3

    email the form to:

    Step 4

    an EMTAS Specialist Teacher Advisor will contact you to discuss the nomination where necessary

    Step 5

    after the discussion with an EMTAS Specialist Teacher Advisor, notify the family and child of their successful nomination

    Use the nomination form below.

  • Resources

    The document below gives some examples of the types of Heritage Honours successes schools could accredit their children and young people for. 

  • After nomination

    Successful nominees will receive a signed certificate - sample shown below:

    Heritage Honours sample certificate

    All successful nominees will also receive a small prize: a set of branded pens (KS3/4) or a set of coloured pencils (KS1/2).