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This webinar will present the findings of a study on how schools are welcoming and integrating children from Hong Kong and their families.
In this webinar, Thomas Benson will share the conclusions of a newly published research report on how schools can help children and families from Hong Kong to settle and integrate, which he co-wrote with Heather Rolfe. He will explore the stages of the process of welcoming and settling children and young people from Hong Kong into UK schools, and share practical recommendations for good practice which could be adopted by schools. A speaker from one of the case study schools featured in the report will provide concrete examples that illustrate some of the recommendations.
Benson, T and Rolfe, H. (2023). New In Class: How schools can help children and families from Hong Kong to settle and integrate. Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers.
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Eric Lee migrated to the UK at the end of 2020. Working as an EAL Assistant at Broadoak School since year 2021/2022 having never worked in Education before, he enjoys working with pupils to help them integrate in the UK and achieve in their studies. He also acts as a bridge between school and Hong Kong parents.
Thomas Benson is a researcher at the Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers, an independent non-profit funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to conduct research into the experiences of BN(O) Hong Kongers settling in the UK. Together with Dr. Heather Rolfe of British Future, he published a report into BN(O) Hong Kongers in the UK education system in April 2023. Professionally fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he previously lived and studied in Taipei, Taiwan and worked for the Ministry of Culture at the Taiwan Representative Office in the UK.
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