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Communication between refugee and asylum seeker parents/carers and Cathays High School, Cardiff

Cathays High School have put in place bespoke support packages for pupils and their parents or carers, which cater for their emotional and learning needs, raise their aspirations and prepare them for the future.

Collaborative working helps to establish positive behaviours as refugee and asylum seeker pupils settle into a new way of life. Regular two-way communication between the school and the families or carers is prioritised. Partnership working in this way ensures a consistent approach for pupils at school and at home. The school and the parents or carers also benefit from clear and timely understanding of the children’s needs, and any related challenges, as they arise. The school’s high expectations help to ensure that refugee and asylum seeker pupils are well prepared for their future pathways.

Overall, these pupils are successful in achieving their goals, for example by going on to study at university or to start their own businesses.