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The summer holidays will finally be here at 215pm on Tuesday 23rd July and hopefully the sun will make an extended appearance too!
 
There are lots of things available to families throughout the summer and we have displayed this information on the noticeboards in the alleyway between the main gates to both sites. We have listed activities to do, cheap or free places for children to eat and information about courses happening for families supporting children with additional needs. Don't forget to take a photo when you are collecting your child at the end of the day!
 
We are aware that the holidays are not always easy as normal routine and everyday life is suddenly changed (and that's for children too, not just us adults!). If you are finding it challenging, then please visit our website page which lists the support agencies available: Signposts to support home adults
 
We hope you all have an enjoyable break and can't wait to see you back on Wednesday 4th September for another exciting year ahead!
School Blog Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion What is No Outsiders?

School Blog


What is No Outsiders?

By EDI Team, in Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion - Monday, 30 January 2023

**REMINDER** Parent information workshops are Wednesday 1st February and Monday 6th February

At Fairlands, we are constantly striving to learn more and gain a deeper understanding of the diversity of our community. Through our values and Jigsaw education, we are already covering many of the protected characteristics which are identified through the Equalities Act (2010). To build on this, we are going to be engaging with a new scheme called ‘No Outsiders’. This implements an ethos of inclusion, acceptance and understanding of different groups of people and relates to the protected characteristics in an age-friendly manner.

The protected characteristics, as defined in the Equalities Act (2010), state that no-one should face discrimination because of:

·       Race

·       Religion

·       Sex

·       Gender

·       Age

·       Disabilities

·       Sexual Orientation

·       Pregnancy or Maternity

·       Marriage or Civil Partnership

This scheme has been developed by a primary school teacher from Birmingham in order to address these very characteristics in our increasingly diverse settings. The assemblies, lessons and activities are all addressed through picture books and discussions about differences. At the start of this term, all staff engaged in a whole-day INSET to prepare for implementation across the school.

You can find further information, regarding this scheme, from the ‘No Outsiders’ website at the following link: https://no-outsiders.com/

We would like to invite you to come in to find out more about this scheme and to see some of the picture books and lesson activities that will be used. You will also have an opportunity to ask any questions.

We will be running information workshops on the following dates:

Wednesday 1st February 2023: 6pm – 7pm

Monday 6th February 2023: 6pm – 7pm

 

Please complete the survey below to indicate if you will be attending either of these workshops: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2VZ7ZGB

 

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Herron and Miss Brooker

Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Leads