Support for Schools to Welcome Ukrainian Children and Young People – 5th May

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite all schools, including staff and governors, to a special TEAMs meeting on the Thursday 5th of May at 4.00pm to 5.30pm.

This session has been devised to support schools who are welcoming Ukrainian children and will feature short presentations from a number of Buckinghamshire Council departments regarding the support offered by their team, resources, links and contacts plus any issues that they feel may arise for the Ukrainian families, with plenty of time for questions and queries.  It will also be a great opportunity for schools who have already welcomed Ukrainian children to share their experiences.

The agenda is as follows:

Times Item Speaker
4.00 – 4.10 Welcome and Introductions Gareth Drawmer, Head of Achievement & Learning
4.10 – 4-20 Admissions Debbie Munday,  Admissions and Transport Manage
4.20 – 4.30 Finance Cheryl Stead,  Schools Financial Management Advisor
4.30 – 4.40 HR Anna Falek, HR Administration Officer
4.40 – 4.50 Wellbeing & SEN Tim Jones, Principal Educational Psychologist
4.50 – 5.00 PSHE, RE & EAL Carol Stottor,  Public Health PSHE Lead 
5.00 – 5.10 Trauma Informed Support Vicky Carrick-Lynch,  Assistant Head Teacher (Children with a Social Worker),The Virtual School
5.10 -5.20 Questions and Close Gareth Drawmer


Please do attend if appropriate and share the invite with relevant members of staff.  To book a place use this link:


We have set up a new SchoolsWeb page to support schools welcoming Ukrainian refugee children into their school.  It contains links to lots of sources of information and support, both from within Buckinghamshire Council and external information.  It can be accessed from the homepage of SchoolsWeb or through this link  .  Please do let us know if you find any valuable resources and support and we can add these onto the page.


We hope you will be able to join us on the 5th May, if not the session will be recorded.


Kind regards


The School Improvement Team