Cherrywood Community Primary School

New Arrival Ambassadors

We are very lucky at Cherrywood to have some wonderful new Arrival Ambassadors who work across the school.

The New Arrivals Ambassadors Scheme provides additional support to pupils who are joining a school part way through the year for example Looked After Children, Travellers or pupils new to the area. It recognises the huge potential that exists within each school community for pupils of all ages to use their skills and knowledge to support new arrivals so that they feel safe, settled and valued from the start.

New Arrivals Ambassadors undergo specific training to prepare for this role and are selected on the basis of different personal qualities and experience they may have. The support they can offer to a newly-arrived pupil can be very reassuring from a parent or carer’s point of view at a time when their child may be adapting to substantial changes. It also supports school staff in a variety of ways at different points during the school day.