Back to School with The Language Shop (tls)

As the new academic year gets underway, we wanted to remind schools of the language support services The Language Shop (tls) offers to help improve parent and pupil communications and ensure a smooth start to the new school term.

Ways tls can support your school

Language support for schools is essential: there are over 1.6million EAL students (English as an additional Language) in the UK, and many of their parents/guardians have limited spoken English. It is vital that these individuals receive quality interpreting and translation support throughout the year to ensure language is never a barrier to success and achievement.

We can assist in a range of ways, including:

  • Easy to use remote video or telephone interpreting in over 300 languages to support parents’ evenings and other meetings/events.
  • Translated templates for crucial documents including consent forms and safeguarding policies.
  • Face-to-face interpreters for key meetings such as disciplinary hearings and SEN assessments.
  • British Sign Language provision

Why choose tls for interpreting in your school?

  • All our interpreters working with children are enhanced DBS-certified and we deliver our own in-house Level 2 Safeguarding qualification.
  • Registering with us is quick and simple. The Language Shop only charges schools for the interpreting they use. Remote interpreting services are charged by the minute and there are no monthly or up-front subscription charges to pay.
  • Our interpreters are all UK-based and available for face-to-face or telephone bookings. For telephone, we offer on-demand calls where users are connected to an interpreter within 5 minutes. School customers can also select to work with the same interpreter time and time again to maintain continuity.
  • We are also one of the largest suppliers of language services in health and social care settings across London; our interpreters are highly experienced supporting children and their families in sensitive situations.

Contact us today to find out more about our language support services for schools.