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Supporting Afghan Students in Schools – Recording and Resources

On Wednesday 3rd November the Schools of Sanctuary Team at City of Sanctuary UK held a webinar in partnership with Refugee Education UK to help schools meet the needs of newly arrived Afghan students that arrive in their community. This event brought together around 120 participants from across the UK with many others asking for details of the recording and powerpoint. This level of interest exemplifies how schools are committed to proactively welcoming students from sanctuary seeking backgrounds and preparing for their arrival in order to best support them in school and with their transitions to life in the UK.

In the event, Catherine Gladwell, Chief Executive at Refugee Education UK, drew from recent research on the displacement of young Afghans to explain the educational implications for students with a focus on barriers to their progress and achievement. She then outlined practical strategies schools/teachers can adopt to overcome these challenges and shared details of their existing and latest resources that can help schools engage with Afghan families and develop their policies and practices.



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Refugee Education UK Key Resources

  • Afghanistan Welcome Page where the Welcome Pack and full versions of young people’s viewpoints can be found
  • Resources produced in partnership with Unicef on access to education, including a report
  • Resources produced in partnership with Unicef on education transitions, including a report


Other Resources/Organisations Mentioned

NASSEA (Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement).

NALDIC – The National Subject Association for EAL

Flash Academy

Racing to English

Bell Foundation

Learning Village


If you attended the event or watch the recording, we would be very grateful if you could complete Refugee Education UK’s survey for training participants that will help them to improve future training and help them to understand the impact of their training. As we consider potential events for 2022, any feedback or suggestions would be gratefully received: please contact [email protected].