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Welcoming refugee children

Resources are available for schools welcoming refugee children and their families. Created by The Bell Foundation, Welcoming Refugee and Asylum Seeking Learners contains useful guidance for school staff about welcoming newly arrived learners who speak English as an additional language (EAL) and includes a downloadable flyer.

The charity’s parental Involvement webpages also offer guidance for parents and carers including on “Helping children to learn” and “About the English education system” – with both primary and secondary versions.
The flyers are available in 22 languages which includes Ukrainian, as well as Dari, Pashto and Traditional Chinese.

Teachers can download the flyers for free and share them with parents/carers. Readers might also be interested in a recent Headteacher Update article looking at ways to support Afghan refugees arriving in the UK education system. Much of the advice in this article, which was written by The Bell Foundation, will be applicable for Ukrainian arrivals as well.

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