This concluding chapter brings together the voices of both authors and reflects upon the learning from Sections 1 and 2. It articulates the ways in which the book has developed an inclusive model for the education of refugee children and illustrates enabling factors for realising this in the English context. The chapter asserts that it is to the benefit of all that we have high-quality models of inclusive education and that refugee children have an important contribution to make as future citizens. The chapter outlines principles for policy and practice that have been shaped by the participants who have contributed to the development of the theorised practice in the book. It details implications for practice, policy and future research. The chapter ends with a call to action for (inter)national policymakers to demand a more equitable set of principles to guide the ways in which societies are reconceptualised following the global trauma of Covid-19. New models of education should be predicated on future wellbeing for all. In this way the optimistic act of parents in conflict zones, or in areas of climatic disaster, who have entrusted their most precious assets, their children, to countries vast distances away will be rewarded in the knowledge that their children can become adults safely and contribute towards a better society for all.

DOI: 10.4324/9780429263811-15

ISBN: 9780429263811