Gwent Education Minority-ethnic Service (GEMS) is a regional service funded by Welsh Government. 

The service aims to support schools by providing professional learning, advice and language support to for pupils, whose first language is not English or Welsh.

GEMS vision is: ‘To enable every multilingual child or young person to thrive in an inclusive and aspirational educational environment.’

GEMS provides:

  • 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.

GEMS is not an interpreting or translation service.


For further information email [email protected] or telephone (01633) 851504.


Download and read the GEMS privacy notice (pdf)