This online training consists of three 1hr 15min sessions that provide school staff with the basics of the Healing Classrooms Approach. Sessions feature case studies, discussions and good practice-sharing activities on how to best support refugee students in schools across the UK.

In this training, you will: 

Sessions start at 4 pm and run during term time. Please find below the next available training dates. 

May 2024


Sessions start at 4pm on Tuesdays


Sessions start at 4pm on Thursdays


June 2024 Morning and Evening Sessions

We have adapted some session times to fit around exam season. You can now choose to join morning sessions during school time or join the usual after school sessions.

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Sessions start at 9am on Mondays


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Sessions start at 4pm on Wednesdays


July 2024

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Sessions start at 4pm on Tuesdays


September 2024

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Sessions start at 4pm on Tuesdays

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Sessions start at 4pm on Thursdays


Are you a local authority, multi-academy trust or school looking for bespoke training for your teachers? 

Email us at [email protected] to book free whole school training.


More information


Online across 3 sessions

Who can join this training?

School staff who support refugee students, caregivers or families. Staff from all departments (e.g., teaching, administrative) can take part in the training.

What are Healing Classrooms?

The IRC’s Healing Classrooms approach—built on 40 years of education in emergencies experience and a decade of research and field testing—offers children a safe and predictable place to learn and cope with the consequences of conflict and displacement.  

All of our training series are based on the Healing Classrooms principles and provide practical guidance and resources on how to apply them to the everyday school context. 

The Healing Classrooms programme was launched in the UK in May 2022. 


“Thank you. We always question that we are doing enough, you have provided some great tools and ideas to support us.”

“Thank you - hugely appreciate this course and these resources.”

“Felt like we were all listened to - Thank you!”

“Training came at the right time for me. So educational and interesting. Thanks to the training team. You all are awesome!”

“A lovely presenter, so inclusive and encouraging.”

“We have had some trauma training previously but this is much better geared towards refugee students.”

“This was very good not only for working with refugees but also for young people who have experienced trauma.”

“The handbook is of a very good quality and the instructors were very knowledgeable.”

A teacher helps the student
It’s important to let children decide if and when they want to open up and not pressure them to speak about their experiences.
Photo: Hannah Jacobs and Pal TV for the IRC