When Hyeon arrived in England, aged 15, she felt like a stranger. She was alone and spoke no English. “I couldn’t understand what was going on,” she says. “I didn’t even know the basic stuff such as how to use a computer or phone.”
Hyeon is now 18 and studying at Harris Westminster sixth form. She was one of the thousands of children arriving in Britain to seek asylum each year. In 2015, 3,000 children arrived unaccompanied, while a further 5,000 dependants – who are mostly children – also came to the UK.
Clearly, teachers have an important role to play – many children will have missed out on at least some education, and their experiences in school or college will contribute to how well they settle into the UK. So how are schools supporting these children?
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