Diverse Britain Curriculum
Our school is a place of belonging - where every member of our community feels confident and safe in their identity.
We believe that the curriculum and the culture we foster should be inclusive and represent, value and celebrate the individuals who shape our community and society. This representation influences how the children think about themselves and how they see their future place as active citizens.
Our intention is to create our curriculum around equality and diversity through inclusive representation; reframing the traditional teaching of subjects though the western lens and in turn to nurture a sense of belonging and understanding, as well as embedding values of acceptance and empathy.
The ‘Diverse Britain’ strand within our curriculum has Britain at its core, focusing on the stories, both past and present, that have shaped the place that we live in today. Our curriculum offers critical thinking opportunities to interrogate the world around us, in order to equip our pupils with the skills and values needed to understand and navigate the diverse landscape around them.
We hope to instil a sense of belonging for all pupils, enabling them to feel confident that their identities are reflected in our school curriculum. We have identified three Diverse Britain strands, that thread through our curriculum.
British Role Models
The aspirations and self-belief of our pupils are shaped by the role models around them. By increasing the visibility of charismatic, British role models in our curriculum, and sharing their stories of resilience, dedication and passion, we can support our children to envision what is possible.
Celebrating the Impact of Immigration in London
This unpicks the stories behind key locations in London including Tottenham and Wood Green. Through units such as Transport [Y1], Journeys We Have Taken [Y2], Romans [Y3], Windrush [Y5], progressive understanding of concepts of travel, immigration and emigration are explored and developed. By studying the stories of migration to London and the push and pull factors resulting in these moves, children develop an understanding of the rich history of immigration and the cultural diversity, which exists in the city they live in and which often encapsulates elements of their own identity.
We believe classrooms can be places of hope, where students are aware of their roles as both actors and leaders in creating change. We give the children the space and opportunity for their voices to be heard on societal issues. They explore possible solutions to problems through activism, focusing on its many forms: petitions, protests, lobbying, art, online and through literature. They are also provided with inspiring examples from history, in the UK around the world.