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No Outsiders at Wistaston Church Lane

At Wistaston Church Lane Academy we believe it is important to teach the children to recognise and accept difference. We have a duty to prepare them for modern life in Britain. In school and their future workplace they will be working alongside peers and colleagues of different race, religion, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation.

It is vital that future generations are able to accept differences, accept the views of others and treat each other with respect, even if they disagree. We expect the children to express their views with kindness and consideration for the feelings of others. Our key message is that we are all equal and we all belong, we are all insiders, there are no outsiders at Wistaston Church Lane.

To promote this ethos at Hartford Manor, we have chosen to use a resource that embeds equality, called ‘No Outsiders.’

The Equality Act (2010) is British Law and protects people from discrimination in the workplace and wider society. It refers to following ‘protected characteristics.’

  • Race,
  • Religion or belief,
  • Gender,
  • Age,
  • Disability,
  • Sexual orientation,
  • Pregnancy or maternity,
  • Marriage or civil partnership,
  • Gender reassignment

The Ofsted framework states that inspectors will make a judgement on the personal development of learners by evaluating the extent to which: The school “prepares learners for life in modern Britain by: equipping them to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society; developing their understanding of fundamental British values; developing their understanding and appreciation of diversity; celebrating what we have in common and promoting respect for the different protected characteristics as defined in law.”

The No Outsiders resource includes lesson plans based on children’s picture books, many of which you may already have read with your children. The class discussion is child-led and offers opportunity for the children to make observations and consider the simple messages in the text, all of which link to the Equality Act in an age appropriate way.

We consulted with parents for views on this programme in November 2020. We were pleased that only positive views were expressed.

You can visit the No Outsiders website here.

Further Information about Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Definitions

Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Children will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. It involves learning about relationships, sexuality, diversity and personal identity. In an age-appropriate way, children will learn to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.

Health Education in primary schools is learning the characteristics of good physical health and mental wellbeing. Teachers should be clear that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.

Sex Education is about the emotional and social development of pupils and involves learning about our bodies and how they change. It is about understanding the importance of importance of loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex and sexual health. It involves a combination of sharing information and exploring issues and values. It is never about the promotion of sexual activity.

Delivery

Relationships education will be inclusive for all pupils, sensitive to all family and faith backgrounds and pupils’ own identities. It will be respectful of all protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

To deliver our Relationships Education we will use the principles of No Outsiders.

To deliver our Health Education we use the PSHE Association Scheme. Some aspects of Health Education are taught within our PE curriculum.

To deliver our Sex Education we use the Christopher Winters Scheme. Biological aspects of Sex Education are taught within the science curriculum.

Appropriate visitors may be invited into school to support the delivery of Relationships, Sex and Health Education.

Further information and an overview of the schemes we use is available on the curriculum page of our school website.

 

Relationships Education

Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Children will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. It involves learning about relationships, sexuality, diversity and personal identity. In an age-appropriate way, children will learn to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.

Parents do not have the right to withdraw children from Relationships Sex and Health Education except for the elements of Sex Education which are not part of the statutory science curriculum (the lessons using The Christopher Winters Scheme). Each year the school will inform parents of the right to withdraw from these aspects of teaching.

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Parents guide to black lives matter 03rd May 2021 Download
Relationships Sex and Health Education Policy 2020 27th Nov 2020 Download