Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in edtech

EU pupils fearful of racism

NAHT writes open letter to prime minister calling for assurances for EU pupils

Posted by Stephanie Broad | June 30, 2016 | People, policy, politics

School leaders’ union NAHT has published an open letter to David Cameron calling for assurances to be given to EU pupils, following concerns raised by its members. The full text of the letter is as follows: 


Dear Prime Minister,  

The vote to leave the European Union has brought uncertainty to many areas of life in Britain, including education.

School leaders are reporting to us that some of their young students are worrying about their future.

Pupils are worried about being forced to leave Britain. They are fearful of a potential rise in racism and community conflict. They are concerned about their prospects in an uncertain and isolated Britain.  

It is not just the economic markets that need calming. Our young people need a statement from the government to address their fears.  

NAHT strongly urges the Government to give pupils from the EU better assurance that they will be able to complete their school education without interruption; that they and their families remain welcome and valued members of the communities they call home.

Our schools are the places in which we shape our future as a nation. Our teachers and school leaders can help young people make sense of dramatic changes and build their own plans. To do this, we need clarity, swiftly. Please do not ignore the impact of the EU referendum result on the next generation. 


Russell Hobby

General Secretary

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in edtech

Related stories

The keys to innovation in school catering

Don't force schools to become academies, says NAHT

UB January 2018 issue out now

Market place - view all


Pro Display was born to innovate, changing the face of visual displ...

Hamworthy heating

Hamworthy Heating is a leading British commercial boiler manufacturer...

Fitness Warehouse

If you are searching for high quality commercial gym equipment, loo...