School of Sanctuary
What is a School of Sanctuary?
A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for those in need. It is a place of peace for those who have fled danger, a place of stability for those who may experience troubles at home or a place of comfort for those overwhelmed by anxiety.
A School of Sanctuary is a school that recognises and celebrates every member of the school community as equally valued and unique. It enables all students, staff and visitors to understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to feel a part of the family.
There are three simple principles to being a School of Sanctuary:
1. LEARN about what it means to be seeking sanctuary.
2. Take ACTION to embed concepts of welcome, safety and inclusion within school and the wider community.
3. SHARE your vision and achievements – be proud!
Why have we become a School of Sanctuary?
We are proud to be accredited as a School of Sanctuary. We share the same passion for inclusion and welcome as our thriving multi-cultural city. Our vision for education is built on the foundations of wisdom, hope, community, dignity and equality, which are fully embedded within our diverse curriculum. We are confident in our care and provision for newcomers, both staff and students who seek safety and support, and warmly welcome them into the family.
Who is involved in the School of Sanctuary?
Our whole school community is involved in our development as a School of Sanctuary. Governors are fully supportive of our commitment to Schools of Sanctuary. Our staff deliver a culturally-rich and diverse curriculum and provide pastoral support that ensures every student has the chance to change, grow and excel. Our students recognise the importance of looking after one another and are involved with many charitable partnerships locally and across the globe. Parents are regularly informed of our current initiatives relating to welcome and inclusion and we are continually seeking new ways to collaborate on these issues with our wider community.
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