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Here are the resources we found for new arrivals for professionals:
Look Beyond Borders: A 4 Minute Experiment
When talking about the problem of refugees, we used dehumanised language, which reduced human tragedy to numbers and statistics. This suffering concerns real people, who – just like us – have families, loved ones, friends; their own stories, dream and goals. Only when you sit down opposite a specific person and look into their eyes, you no longer see an anonymous refugee, one of the migrants, and notice the human before you, just like yourself – loving, suffering, dreaming.
Most Shocking Second a Day
During this ‘second a day video’, you see the life of a young girl get turned upside down as she navigates her way through her country going to war and having to find safety somewhere else. Just because it’s not happening here, it does not mean it’s not happening.
EAL Nexus is a platform for teachers who are teaching students who speak English as an additional language, young people who have arrived in the UK and just started school, and parents wondering how what their child will do at school and how they can support them. The EAL Nexus contains valuable resources for the classroom, and for the home life of young people who are learning English as an additional language.
Positive Participation Asian Mental Health Services offer a wide variety of support for Asian people in a culturally sensitive manner. They are aiming to improve mental health among Asian people while preventing any emergent mental ill health.
Migrant help are a leading national charity offering support, guidance and accommodation to vulnerable migrants across the UK. Whether someone has fled persecution. escaped from slavery or found themselves in a situation that they do not understand, Migrant Help offers advice, support and a place of safety.
Migrant and Refugee Children
Children and families migrate for many different reasons. For some it is a choice, for some it may be for economic reasons, and others may have been forced from their home countries as a result of abuse, war, famine, political or religious persecution, or torture. Children with histories of migration may have very different experiences before they left their homeland – particularly their exposure to traumatic events or to traumatic transit from one country to another. This webpage covers stresses associated with migration, spotting the signs, and what schools can do to help migrant and refugee children.
Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language
This downloadable resource is guidance to practitioners in every setting who want to ensure that their provision matches the development and learning needs of all their children including those who speak another language at home, or have English as a second language. This advice and guidance booklet is drawn from existing good practice developed by practitioners working with young people and their families.
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6 Tips to Support Children with English as an Additional language in your Setting
This article gives six tips on how to support a child who uses English as an Additional Language within an education or care setting. The article highlights that it is important that practitioners do all they can to support children and young people with English as an Additional Language so that they can feel safe and secure within their setting and make good progress.