Equality - No Outsiders

Equality

Equality: Curriculum Intent

 

At The Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs. Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. Our pupils are taught to respect and accept difference and diversity using the Equality Act 2010 (British Law) as a solid foundation.

  • Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued.
  • Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity.
  • Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people.
  • Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity.
  • Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the school.
  • Taking a proactive approach to bullying
  • Reducing potential for radicalisation
  • Preparing children for life in Modern Britain

Our Curriculum Drivers

 

Spirituality: As a Catholic School we are driven by a spiritually rich curriculum that holds Gospel values at its heart, encompassing the importance of British values and Equality.

Possibilities: A curriculum that provides quality experiences, encouraging our children to have high aspiration for their future and to be aware of all the opportunities available to them.

Resilience: Our curriculum encourages children to learn how to think well, it seeks to remove barriers to learning through growth mind-set, developing problem-solving skills and bounce-back ability.

 

Characteristics of a Diversly Aware Pupil

 

  • Comfortable in their own skin while recognising and celebrating difference and diversity in others
  • Prepare to contribute to society and life in Britain as they grow up
  • Inclusive of all culture, religion, ethnicity, language, nationality, sexual orientation, class, gender, age, disability,
  • The ability to show empathy to others
  • The ability to think independently and speak out for justice.
  • The ability to make the right choices for themselves and others
  • A commitment to make a better, safer world for future generations.
  • Be part of a positive culture in the school where all groups of people are welcome

 

Implementation

  • At The Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, we aim to:
  • Promote equality of opportunity in schools and prevent discrimination
  • Teach children about the Equality Act 2010

 

The Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations.

 

Our school delivers the scheme of work “No Outsiders” by Andrew Moffet. Each year group grows in understanding of British law through a series of picture books. These stories enable every child to access equality, Picture books deal with all equalities in the Equality Act (race, religion, gender, gender identity including transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation) Each characteristic is taught in context with British Law and strengthens our whole school ethos.

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