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Young Interpreters

Chalk Ridge Primary School are proud to be part of The Hampshire Young Interpreter Scheme.


The role of a YI is to support the emotional well being of new or existing pupils with English as an additional language. Some children are new arrivals to the UK and don't speak any English. It can be very traumatic for them and we aim to minimise the impact of moving to a new country and a new school with little or no knowledge of our language.


YIs may be asked to support a new child in the playground or in their classroom. They may show new children their families around the school and nearly all have had training in using gestures and non verbal ways of communicating.


We meet every couple of weeks to share the ways we have helped other children, and to play games or take part in activities to improve our understanding of how to help children with English as an additional language.