THE NASUWT has announced that it is working with charity Citizens UK on an initiative to help young refugees.
Campaigns official Fred Grindrod said the accreditation scheme for schools would ensure that children settle in better and secure support for those with specific needs such as treatment for mental-health issues.
Teachers agreed that the scheme is necessary.
Junior vice-president Dave Kitchen said: “I’ve seen children falling asleep in lessons who were later diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).”
Zoe Lynch from Wolverhampton said that grouping refugees together by their home language puts them at a disadvantage in learning.
Craig Warne from Milton Keynes said: “In a civilised world, we should be welcoming more refugees.”