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Hampton Hill Junior School

Young Interpreters Scheme

We are very excited to launch, for the very first time at Hampton Hill Junior School, our YOUNG INTERPRETER scheme.

This scheme will enable bilingual pupils to learn how to use their language skills in a variety of ways to help new arrivals to access English and feel part of the school as quickly as possible.

In this scheme there will be a range of languages, along with English only speakers, and there will be activities that will enable children, from all languages, to clarify, explain and ‘interpret’ in role-play situations similar to playground, lunch hall or any other whole school event.

The idea is for us to empower children and give them the confidence to use their language skills. Through the medium of this pupil friendly scheme there will be identified YOUNG INTERPRETERS who will receive a badge and certificate on the completion of this programme.

Two hours training will be required and this will be spread over several weeks, with regular 20 minute weekly sessions delivered during lunch times. Every learner will be given the opportunity to apply using an application form which will handed out by their class teacher.

We hope that several pupils at HHJS will come forward and celebrate the diversity of languages we have at this school. This is an opportunity for pupil leadership and will enhance learners confidence and ability to support one another as a school community.

Mrs Bandealy​ , Diversity and Multilingual Lead​

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