General training on forced migration
- Introduction to Schools of Sanctuary/Forced Migration staff training by Kate, Schools and Colleges of Sanctuary lead in Bradford
- ‘Thank you for the training this evening at Carlton Bolling, it genuinely was fascinating and really meaningful. It gave an overall picture of the current situation around migration and how to be kind and aware of issues facing some people seeking sanctuary in our community and beyond. ’ Teacher, Carlton Bolling
- ‘Thank you again for delivering the refugee and migration training in our school. Many teachers have commented on how good and informative it was.’ Marketa Moskvikova, EAL lead, Carlton Bolling
- ‘The most helpful thing I learnt was where to access further resources to support refugee pupils and some of the challenges children face in school.’ Teacher, Lilycroft Primary
- ‘It was helpful to learn about the support families arriving get in the UK and what we as a school can do to help.’ LSA, St Stephen’s CE Primary
- ‘I had no idea the UK wasn’t one of the biggest host countries for refugees. The facts and figures were really helpful – I loved the quiz!’ Teacher, St Stephen’s CE Primary
- See our national Schools of Sanctuary page for a wide range of CDP opportunities
Helpful short videos giving key definitions:
- Who is a refugee?
- Who is a migrant?
- Who is an asylum seeker?
- Who is an internally displaced person?
- Who are stateless people?
Classroom practice for supporting refugee students
- Joanna McIntyre & Fran Abrams: Refugee Education, Theorising Practice in Schools. A comprehensive book to help understand approaches to the schooling of young people seeking sanctuary with case studies.
- Recommendations for sustainable provision in schools for children who are refugees – The Bell Foundation
- Supporting Refugee and Asylum Seeker young people
- Supporting refugee children in schools with Refugee Education UK/Twinkl
- Healing Classrooms programme by the International Rescue Committee. Free training to support teachers to develop inclusive and nurturing learning spaces for refugee and asylum-seeking students
- Refugee Education UK – Training in supporting new refugee students in school; and training for careers/admissions staff relating to accessing FE and HE for students from sanctuary seeking backgrounds.
- UNHCR Teaching about refugees training course – a free of charge teacher-training 5-module course to develop understanding about refugees and learn how to teach about them to pupils in school.
- Refugee Education UK – University of Nottingham teacher education course
- The national college – Unconscious bias
- UK Trauma Council Education Toolkit
- Bear us in Mind: psychological toolkit for displaced children and families
- UNHCR – Including Refugees in Your Classroom. Guidance related to language acquisition & stress and trauma.
- Trauma-informed schools
- Beacon House Trauma resources – information, ideas, strategies, videos
- Safe hands, thinking minds – links, websites and podcasts
- Trauma-awareness training – Kazzum Arts
- Adverse childhood experience course – (15 mins without videos/45 mins with videos) For parents or anyone working with children
- Trauma-informed course – Twinkl
- Bell Foundation – A wide range of relevant training opportunities, including free webinars and supporting resources.
- NALDIC – The National Subject Association for EAL hosts annual conferences, in addition to regional and thematic interest group meetings, and publishes termly journals aimed at developing expertise of supporting learners with EAL in school.