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The MEAS team are here to support you and your Ethnic Minority children in School.



Sarah Howarth

MEAS Manager


Avril McCarthy




Tuyet Ramzy




Anna Turnbull




Karin McCaffrey




Factara Begum 

Bilingual Project Officer



Sheema Kalam

Bilingual Project Officer





 Janet Griffiths

Teaching Assistant


Anna Smith

Teaching Assistant




Minority Ethnic Achievement Service (MEAS)


MEAS staff work in Primary and Secondary schools throughout Wirral.

The service aims to raise achievement, remove language barriers, provide access to the curriculum, raise self-esteem and encourage social integration.

MEAS staff:

  • assess pupils learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) from Foundation Stage to Year 11
  • act as consultants within schools to enable staff to meet the needs of pupils effectively
  • provide direct teaching support for prioritised pupils
  • work with parents and the wider community
  • provide training centrally and school based on: Race Equality, Community Cohesion and EAL. To see details of the central training offered for the current academic year, please refer to INSET Directory
  • support the admission of new arrivals including refugee, Gypsy Roma and Irish traveller pupils
  • give advice on embedding race equality through the curriculum and advise on materials that promote a greater understanding of ethnic diversity and racial equality

Contact details

The Minority Ethnic Achievement Service
Professional Excellence Centre
Acre Lane
CH62 7BZ.

Tel. 0151 346 6697
Fax. 0151 346 6607



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