Welcoming Ukrainian Arrivals (Webinar)

This free webinar provides first-hand information about Ukraine’s education system, language and culture.

Key information about a learner’s educational context often forms the first jigsaw pieces schools need to piece together a picture of the whole child. In this webinar, Lina Maksymuk will provide key information about the Ukrainian context essential for schools to prepare for a new arrival. This webinar will consider some of the potential challenges, as well as some of the opportunities, which some new arrivals from Ukraine might face on starting school in the UK.

This webinar will explore:

  • The education system in Ukraine.
  • A learner’s typical experience of school.
  • Languages spoken and typical literacy levels.
  • Key features of the Ukrainian language.
  • Parental engagement.
  • Community involvement.

Speaker biographies

Lina Maksymuk is the Headteacher of Nottingham Ukrainian School, where she has been teaching since 2016. Having obtained a Master’s degree in English, she lived and worked in Japan for 8 years where she taught EFL to a wide range of age groups and in various educational settings – from private language schools to universities. Lina is the Deputy Chair of the Nottingham branch of the AUGB (Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain) and is in charge of cultural and community events at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre. Lina has presented at numerous UK-based and international conferences on minority languages and supplementary schools. She is a co-author of the Ukrainian Studies project “Hlyna”, their first history activity book took multiple book awards in Ukraine in 2021. Lina’s professional interests are teaching Ukrainian as a foreign language, heritage languages, and the use of digital technologies in a supplementary school setting.

 

Caroline Bruce joined The Bell Foundation as a trainer in June 2020, having taught English (Key Stages 3-5) in a city academy for almost 20 years, and more recently, also co-ordinated the provision for learners using English as an additional language. She worked closely with students and their families, planned and delivered CPL for staff, and liaised with external agencies including the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum, and the University of Nottingham. Caroline was appointed as an Advanced Practitioner in EAL by Nottingham’s IDEAL provision. From 2002 until 2004, Caroline volunteered with VSO, training in-service secondary teachers and helping to develop a sustainable and effective teacher training programme in northern Laos. Caroline is currently acting as Training Manager.

Who should register for the webinar

  • Senior leaders.
  • Inclusion leads and year leaders.
  • Middle leaders and subject leads.
  • EAL co-ordinators.

Why you should register for this webinar

  • A great opportunity for participants to have direct access to expert advice from The Bell Foundation.
  • Ability to pose questions regarding teaching strategies and resources.
  • Links to recommended resources and further reading.
  • Time-saving, one-hour intensive session with Q&A.
  • Access to session recording.
  • First to hear about future webinars and how to sign up.

If you have any questions that specifically relate to the webinar topic which you would like answered during the live session you can send them to: webinar@bell-foundation.org.uk

If the webinar is full, please complete the Wait List form and you will be contacted if a place becomes available. Everyone on the Wait List will be sent a copy of the webinar recording.

Ticket sales end 2pm Wednesday 11 May.

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