Equality and Diversity
Equality & Diversity
Thread throughout our curriculum are opportunities for our children to learn about the Equality Act 2010, British Values and diversity. Equality and diversity are illustrated on our school Road Maps which ensure that pupils meet a range of significant people throughout their learning journey. You can see these by clicking Road Maps in the Curriculum section or by clicking here.
At Parklands Community Primary and Nursery school, there are no outsiders – we are all different, but we are all equal. We teach through an inclusive programme called ‘No Outsiders’ which promotes community cohesion and prepares young people for life as global citizens. We start our ‘No Outsiders’ lessons with a book such as ‘Elmer’, ‘Red’ or in Year 6 ‘Dreams of Freedom’ which help children to understand about diversity, inclusion and respect.
We promote British Values in many different ways at our school, particularly through our assembly ‘The Monday Message’. Below are some examples of ways that we promote each of the values.
School Council – children representing our school, making sure their voice is heard; expressing their views in class discussions; school jobs and responsibilities; history lessons
Before and after school clubs; anti-bullying campaigns; celebrating the individual achievements; child initiated tasks; Remembrance
Rule of Law:
Behaviour policy and school rules; visits from local police & the fire service; e-safety and other safeguarding procedures; promoting fair play in PE lessons and playtimes
Respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs:
RE lessons; visits from religious representatives; visiting places of worship
Rights Respecting School
A rights–respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practiced, respected, protected and promoted. The UN Convention of the Rights of a Child identifies many rights. We have chosen 8 to focus on which we believe are vital to our children.
1.The right to an education (Article 28)
2.The right to life (Article 6)
3.The right to have a say (Article 12)
4.The right to good health (Article 24)
5.The right to privacy (article 16)
6.The right to practise a religion (Article 14)
7.The right to a good standard of living (Article 27)
8.The right to relax and play (Article 31)