Booklets tell refugees their education rights
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.”