New arrival pupils may arrive at your school at any time of the year and you need to have a good induction procedure in place in order to support the pupil and family right from the start.
Many new arrival pupils need a lot of emotional and language support so that they can settle down in the new school environment and become effective learners in as short a time as possible.
Making sure that your school uses best practice in this area is really important. Good induction periods are essential for newly arrived children and their families who may be facing culture shock, emotional issues and economic difficulties, as well as trying to learn a new language.
Most children and families won't be familiar with the requirements of the National Curriculum, may be unfamiliar with the subjects taught and will not be sure what is expected of them. Some children may have had their schooling experiences interrupted or may have never been in school before, so they won't have any knowledge of school routines.
Getting the pupil started in a pleasant way will improve their chances of making good progress in the long run. Investing in their induction will ensure that the newly arrived pupil will get the best possible start in their new lives.
Important induction moments:
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This page was last updated on 21 June 2017