A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for those seeking sanctuary. It is a space for those whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space where they can feel safe.
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 and takes action to support the emotional health and wellbeing of its students.
St Gregory’s are the first School of Sanctuary in Bolton, we strive to meet the needs of our children and parents by listening, helping, including and taking action when necessary to provide a safe and happy place.
We provide a welcoming, caring, safe and secure environment, we embrace other cultures and are sympathetic to anyone who may have suffered or is still suffering.
A refugee is a person who: ‘owing to a well-founded fear of being
persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail
himself of the protection of that country’ (Article 1, 1951 Convention). Someone with refugee status has leave to remain and the right to work or to claim benefits.
An asylum seeker is someone who has asked the Government for
refugee status and is waiting to hear the outcome of their application. They are
allowed to stay whilst they’re waiting. They are not allowed to work and have a different system of benefits.
A refused asylum seeker is some-one whose claim has been refused. They may be deported but they may collect further evidence to re-start their claim. They are not allowed to work and may not be able to claim
benefits. Many become homeless.
A migrant is a someone who has moved to another country. There are lots of reasons for this. Economic migrants move to find work (EU migrants often fall into this category).
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Year 1 Sanctuary
|Each child throughout the school has created their own pebble to represent their uniqueness.|
|In our culture club we have been learning about Ramadan and Eid.
We invited parents in to see the children’s art work and ask them questions about this special time in their faith, they kindly cooked and brought food in for the children to sample and created henna designs.
Parents were very impressed with what the children had achieved, the children and staff loved the food.