AGS’ Journey to Becoming a School of Sanctuary

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05 June 2018

A School of Sanctuary is a safe and welcoming place for all, especially for whose lives are in danger in their own country or who have troubles at home.

Prior experiences and individual needs are catered for at Acklam Grange, with Year Offices and ARC Services being the first point of call for pastoral care. However, we work to ensure all students, staff and the wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary. By raising awareness of this it extends a welcome to everyone and recognises their right to be valued and treat equally.

Examples of the work we do at Acklam Grange include contributing to charitable organisations, conducting assemblies and PRIDE lessons with cultural themes, welcoming members of the bilingual community into school to support learners and offering first language GCSE qualifications.

In addition to this, we operate a Communication Leader Programme within school where students are trained to provide specialist support to those with English as an Additional Language, assisting them during their induction to school and ensuring they integrate seamlessly.

In the coming weeks we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week, with students coming together to create a video presentation on their person opinions of how Refugee’s enrich society and how we can celebrate cultural diversity.

Further information on what it means to be a School of Sanctuary can be found at the link below:

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