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Primary and Nursery School

Safety, Healthy body, mind and spirit

Intent-Why do we teach?

Public bodies such as schools have a duty, under the 2010 Equality Act, to ensure they promote equality within their organisation.

We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and are able to participate fully in school life. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. At Downsview we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.

We are committed to providing our pupils with a broad, balanced, enriched and inspiring curriculum, which is accessible to all. It is our ambition to develop the potential of all individuals to prepare them for their roles as adult members of our society. We understand the need to support our community through this change and our challenge is to educate all stakeholders in their social and legal responsibility to respect others without judgement.


Implementation- What do we teach?

  • The 9 protected characteristics of Age, Disability, Gender, Gender Identity, Marriage or Civil Partnership, Pregnancy, Race & Nationality, Religion or Belief, Sexual Orientation. Discrimination of any of these characteristics will not be accepted and therefore challenged.

  • That we value and respect every individual, we are all equal and should be treated as such.

  • Our values assemblies, circle discussions and Jigsaw lessons will continue to promote positive attitudes towards others and healthy relationships.

  • Equality will be threaded through our curriculum in the images and resources we use with the children, we ‘usualise’ the diversity of our local and global community.

Impact- Expectations

The school delivers an inclusive curriculum which educates and celebrates difference and are confident in having perceived difficult conversations.

All stakeholders understand that the school has a legal and moral responsibility to teach diversity and acceptance of all and are empowered to address social injustices as they arise.

We are KNOWLEDGEABLE on current legal developments and best practice

We are REASSURING and provide a safe space for open discussion

Our community respects all