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We would like to say that we are so proud of all of our pupils and their resilience and attitude in what has been a difficult year and a half, thanks you wonderful children you are FAB. A special mention to the year 6 pupils who leave us today; we sincerely wish you the very best as you move to secondary school, but offer an open invitation if any of you would like to come and see us in the future......... keep us informed of how things are going. Stay safe over the summer period and we look forward to seeing everone back on Thursday 2nd September- bright eyed and bushy tailed. .................. please keep an eye out for parentmails during the summer break as there is lots to share with you all........................Let us hope that next year is 'normal' and that we can enjoy being together in class and in school. Thanks to all the parents that have worked so hard to help their children through lockdowns, both academically and emotionally...........we know how difficult it was. Stay safe!
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Freemantle

Church of England Community Academy Trust

School of Sanctuary

We are very pleased to say that at Freemantle C of E Community Academy we have been recognised as a ‘School of Sanctuary’ status.

This means that our school is exceptionally welcoming to children and families from all backgrounds, faiths and countries.

 

A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all, especially those seeking sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space of safety.

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.

 

The City of Southampton has been awarded ‘City of Sanctuary’ status and our Academy will be working in close partnership with the council.

 

There are three simple principles to being a School of Sanctuary:

 

  1. Learn about what it means to be seeking sanctuary.
  2. Take positive action to embed concepts of welcome, safety and inclusion within the school and the wider community.
  3. Share our vision and achievements – be proud!

 

We strongly believe it is a vital life skill for children to learn how to get on with people from all backgrounds and this is reflected in our school values, where we embed mutual respect between all members of the school and community. We facilitate being ready to learn about different backgrounds and cultures and being responsible for making sure every child feels safe and welcome at Freemantle C of E Community Academy.

 

If you wish to get involved in School of Sanctuary activities, please contact Mrs Grove at Karen.grove@freemantleschool.co.uk for more information or call into the school and see her.

 

 

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