Book­lets tell refugees their ed­u­ca­tion rights

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

Refugee chil­dren are to be in­formed of their ed­u­ca­tional rights through new packs is­sued by a teach­ers’ union.

The Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tute of Scotland (EIS), the coun­try’s largest union for teach­ers and lec­tur­ers, launched the wel­come packs at Hill­head High School in Glas­gow.

They are de­signed for three age ranges (P1-P4, P5S3 and S4-S6), and wel­come young peo­ple and their par­ents to Scotland and in­form them of their rights in Scot­tish ed­u­ca­tion.

The packs con­tain a se­ries of book­lets with il­lus­tra­tions com­mis­sioned from a lo­cal artist and in­for­ma­tion on Scotland and its ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem.

EIS pres­i­dent Bill Ram­say said: “The EIS is proud to launch th­ese new packs, which will be given to young peo­ple who ar­rive in Scotland as refugees or migrants to help wel­come them to their new school com­mu­ni­ties.”

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