Welcoming Refugee Children to Your School

This page contains refugee teaching resources, booklists for primary and secondary teachers and useful websites which have been developed, used and shared by teachers for teachers, is help everyone show support for refugees, find out more about their experiences and make new connections in their communities.

The Welcoming Refugee Children to Your School guide provides information about ways in which you can create a refugee-friendly school, make an accessible curriculum and think about some principles of effective practice.

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Refugee Week 2018 – Which Simple Acts is your school doing?

The NEU is pleased to be the first education union to partner Refugee Week as it marks its 20th year.

To celebrate, the NEU and Refugee Week are inviting you to do one (or more) of 20 Simple Acts – one for each year since the initiative began.

These are simple things everyone can do to show support for refugees, find out more about their experiences and make new connections in their communities.

By taking part, you’ll be joining tens of thousands of people across the country who celebrate Refugee Week each year.

Put this poster up in your school now.
20 Simple Acts that you can do at home, in your association, division or in the classroom.

Refugee Voices – a series of short film clips in which refugee children and young people talk about their experiences of coming to a school in the UK.

Being included Being a refugee Entering the UK education system

Use the teacher training notes below, alongside the The Welcoming Refugee Children to Your School guide.

Refugee Poetry competition 
Why not organise a refugee poetry competition in your school or local area? This book of poems came from a competition run in Newham.

Leicester Schools Welcome Refugees
Find out more about Leicester Schools refugee activities and five suggested days of fun and learning to try out in your school.

Refugee Blues by W H Auden - Teachers notes
Refugee Boy-Benjamin Zephaniah (Year 8)