CCME and WACC Europe
Welcoming refugee children to your school

These practical suggestions are intended to help teachers to create refugee-friendly classrooms. Some are obviously more applicable to younger children whilst others require greater maturity; but most will be of benefit to children of all ages.

Only teachers can decide which are appropriate in their teaching situation and relevant to their subject. Teachers must judge how to make them appropriate to the ages of their pupils and in secondary schools the subjects they teach.

The suggestions are grouped under six headings.
• Ask for help and support
• Provide induction
• Utilise the skills of other children
• Create a climate in which refugee children feel welcome and valued
• Make the curriculum accessible
• Classroom organisation