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Learning about and Welcoming Afghan Refugees in Schools

This page is under development. Here we intend to share the latest resources, guidance and advice to help schools to learn about Afghans who are arriving in the UK and support the children who are entering UK schools. Please return to this page regularly to see the latest additions and revisions.

Teaching and Learning

Norfolk Schools of Sanctuary – Welcoming Afghan Refugees Powerpoint and Class Activities

Use this resource to introduce refugee migration and briefly explain why some Afghans are seeking sanctuary abroad before inviting your pupils to contribute to a welcome card to be shared with Afghan families resettling locally.

Norfolk Schools of Sanctuary – Printable Text in Dari and Portrait Templates for Welcome Cards

A printable resource with the welcome card design as suggested in the previous powerpoint and lesson activity. Also with text in Dari.

Picture News – A Collection of Learning Activities about Afghanistan

Includes an Assembly Resource, a Homework Activity and Learning Activities for KS1 and KS2 with associated resources: Resource 1and Resource 2.


Policy and Practice Guidance

Refugee Education UK РHow to Provide EAL Support 

Refugee Education UK – How to Support Education Progression

Refugee Education UK – How to Support Transitions to Further Education

The Bell Foundation – Meeting the Needs of Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Students

The Bell Foundation – Supporting New Arrivals (Induction Processes and Key Principles)

The Bell Foundation – Working with Learners with Limited Literacy

The Bell Foundation – The Four A’s for New Arrivals (A great starting point)