Today, I joined Windsor Nursery School in Parkfields to celebrate their ‘School of Sanctuary’ award. The school has become Wolverhampton’s first Nursery School of Sanctuary – demonstrating that it is a safe and welcoming place for all.

The school received the award from the National City of Sanctuary movement after showing that it extends a warm welcome to everyone, and that children, staff and the wider school community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary.

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 warmth and safety.

It is also a school which extends a warm welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the school community with an emphasis on supporting every child and family’s dignity.

This award is a fitting testament to the hard work of the headteacher Claire and all the staff at Windsor Nursery School. Well done!

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