We are currently working towards becoming a School of Sanctuary.
A School of Sanctuary is 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 children, 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.
There are three simple principles to being a School of Sanctuary:
1. LEARN about what it means to be seeking sanctuary.
2. TAKE POSITIVE ACTION to embed concepts of welcome, safety and inclusion within school and the wider community.
3. SHARE your vision and achievements - be proud!
Phoenix is a school where, I am sure you will agree, this is part of our everyday ethos and values.
We celebrate our diversity and we are proud of all the cultures which make up our school community. We provide a welcoming environment for all of our children. Our learning environment promotes equal opportunities for all.
We aim to educate our children, staff and community on wider issues; dispelling negative myths around asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Through this, we promote social cohesion and address ideas around Human Rights and social justice, empathising with others and sharing what we have built together.
Our School of Sanctuary aims and values links closely to our Global and Philosophy for Children learning. All of these links help us all to have our voice heard and promote active citizenship. Please look also at the Global Learning link on our website for more information.
Working towards being a School of Sanctuary involves the whole school. Governors are fully supportive of our commitment to this ethos.
We would welcome any suggestions or ideas parents may have to support us.
Please contact Mrs Barr or Mrs Wright.