'Only our Best will do' through our school values: RESPECT, CHALLENGE, REFLECTION, RESILIENCE, ENCOURAGEMENT and GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
As a school it is our intent to adopt the 'No Outsiders' ethos in all aspects of life; with our children, in communication with parents and in our wider Hurdsfield community. We are hopeful that this ethos will be, and has already begun to be, integrated with our own values. By embracing these principles, our school will become a safer place for all, where no child or member of our community will be treated as an outsider.
Hurdsfield Primary School is a place of belonging and inclusion.
What is 'No Outsiders'?
The No Outsider's vision is for inclusive education, promoting community cohesion to prepare young people and adults for life as global citizens.
Underpinning our teaching is the Equality Act 2010 which makes it against the law to discriminate against an individual because of a range of protected characteristics.
The ‘No Outsiders’ approach uses a range of 35 picture books through which all pupils from Nursery to Year 6 will be taught about diversity.
Themes covered include:
In addition to using the picture books, each day the children are given the opportunity to discuss a thought-provoking image or current news story which is also discussed in lessons and assemblies throughout the week. We use current news stories and images as a prompt for discussions in order to challenge some of the messages being presented to our children about the world today.
Here is a short video explaining more from the No Outsiders founder, Andrew Moffat.
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