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  • General





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    Welcome to the EMTAS Heritage Honours Award


    This award, launched in the academic year 2021-22, aims to celebrate the achievements of children from BME, EAL and GRT 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.

  • Successful award nominations for 2020-2021

    Heritage Honours Successful Nominations

    More than 67 successful nominations were received this academic year. Reasons for nomination variously include success in heritage language examinations, practical and creative use of first language within the school environment, sharing cultural background with peers, acting as an empathetic peer buddy, producing media for EMTAS E Learning, success in community sporting events and excellent progress in learning EAL.  

    Congratulation to everyone involved - here is a list of some of the children/young people and their nominating schools:

    Andra-DanielaAshley Junior School
    Tiana, Mitchell & Dolly MayBramley Church of England Primary
    Cristian  Cranbourne Secondary School
    AyazCrookham Church of England (A) Infant 
    Oluwasanmi, Mariana & Alisiya  Fernhill Secondary School
    SiennaGreatham Primary 
    MelaniaHenry Cort Community College
    DariaKing's Furlong Junior School
    Abubakr, Adam, Arzoo, Fabio, Glen, Luigi, Miguel Santos,  
    Philip, Ryhma, Sohan, Tadisa & Zosia
    Merton Infant School
    ArtemisSt Alban's C of E Primary
    Devesh, Lidia, Muskan & Gelsang
    St Michael’s C of E Junior 
    Catalin, Rares & Leanne
    Talavera Infant School
    Yazen
    Winklebury Infant School



    • 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: emtas@hants.gov.uk

      Step 4

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

      Step 5

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


      ***The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday 25th June 2021***

      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


      This academic year, all successful nominees will also receive a small prize: A set of branded pens (KS3/4) or a set of crayons (KS1/2).

      Prizes