We are proud to announce that Patcham High School has been presented with the School of Sanctuary award yesterday at the Schools of Sanctuary launch. The award celebrates common humanity and contributions made by those who come here for safety and tackles isolation, fear, and exclusion by creating a culture of welcome.
Sam Beal, the Partnership Adviser at Brighton and Hove Standards and Achievement Team said, ‘Congratulations on being one of the first schools to achieve a Schools of Sanctuary Award and we look forward to further work to embed the values of welcome and belonging in school.’
Sam Beal also commented on our Head of Key Stage 4 Life skills, Mrs Wharfe who attended the launch and ‘offered some practical advice and strategies to secondary school colleagues on embedding learning about refugees in the curriculum and has been supporting and championing this work through her role on the steering group. I am sure other schools will have benefitted from this sharing of practice.’
Here are some photos.