School of Sanctuary
At Lingham Primary School we are proud to be a 'School of Sanctuary'. We are a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all, especially those seeking sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space of safety.
A School of Sanctuary is a school that helps its students, staff and wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the school community. It is a school that is proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all.
We endorse the City of Sanctuary charter:
“We support the ‘City of Sanctuary’ vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.
We endorse the City of Sanctuary Charter, and agree to act in accordance with City of Sanctuary values and apply the network principles within our work (as far as our specific context enables us to).
We recognise the contribution of people seeking sanctuary. Sanctuary seekers are welcomed, included and supported within our context. We expect our branches or local groups (if any) to support their local City of Sanctuary group if one exists, and will facilitate contact between them and their local City of Sanctuary group.”
If you would like any further information on what it means to be a School of Sanctuary, please do not hesitate to come and see Mrs Doyle, Miss H Jones or ask one of our children.
Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some photographs, videos and work produced by the children as part of our journey to become reacredited as a 'School of Sanctuary'.
Here are some websites you might find useful when reading with your child: