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Polish Inclusion



Discover the varying effects of the arrival in Britain of children from the new EU states such as Poland, in this whole-school video for primary and secondary teachers, leaders and headteachers.

Since EU expansion, the UK has seen a transformation in the nature of immigration, with Europeans from the newly admitted eastern states becoming the dominant group.

Much is made of the negative effects of immigration, but this video looks at how four schools which have integrated large numbers of newly arrived Polish students across the key stages, are not only coping but are also seeing benefits from the arrivals.

Most of the new students arrive with very little English, but all four schools have been successful at including them, regardless of whether they've been able to draw on an existing Polish community.

Published : Jun 2007

30 mins


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