No outsiders prepares pupils for life in modern Britain effectively, developing their understanding of the fundermental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. It 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.
Through our No Outsiders we promote equality of opportunity and diversity effectively. As a result the pupils understand diversity, appreciate and respect difference in the world and its people, celebrating the things we share in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities.
It helps us to engage with views, beliefs and opinions that might be differentfrom our own in considered ways. it teacges us to show respect for the different protected characteristics as defined in law and no forms of discrimination are tolerated. Using No Outsiders in lessons and assemblies provides pupils with meaningful opportunities to understand hoew to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society. Pupils know how to discuss and debate issues and ideas in a considered way.
Andrew Moffatt, who wrote the programme, came to school to lead further workshops to strengthen the valuable and important messages with the No Outsiders ethos.
Throughout school we have posters spreading the message of No Outsiders which were designed by the pupils through a competition led by the School Council.
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