No Outsiders prepares young people and adults for life as global citizens, reducing potential for terrorism and promoting community cohesion.
We use the fantastic 'No Outsiders' programme to deliver the Equalities Act in school. The focus of the programme is noticing, celebrating, and developing resilience around difference. It celebrates diversity, encourages respect and promotes equality.
The programme uses 35 picture books with children from reception to year 6 which cover all equalities and reflect the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act. The books are age appropriate and have clear progression set out in the lesson plans which accompany the books. It forms part of our PSHE and Literacy teaching and is not part of our SRE curriculum.
Each year group has specific No Outsiders texts which appear on out curriculum grids. Parents have been invited to share the resources and see how great the books are.
Each week we have a No Outsiders Assembly to reflect on the characteristics of the Equality Act.
We have invited Andrew Moffatt, who wrote the programme, to school to lead further workshops to strengthen the valuable and important messages with the No Outsiders ethos; we are very much looking forward to his visit.
School Council have lead a competition to spread the message of No Outsiders, the winning entries are displayed around school. The standard of children’s ideas to represent the message and Equality Act was excellent, thank you to all who entered.