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To enact the school’s Racial Equality Policy in our daily teaching and learning, and in our relationships with children and their families, through Community Cohesion (British Values).
To enhance, enrich and celebrate everyone’s knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity across the whole curriculum.
To ensure the positive inclusion of all pupils, irrespective of ethnicity or culture.
Our teaching and learning strategies will:
At class level:
All learners bring different experiences and perceptions of their world to the learning situation. It is, therefore inappropriate to treat all learners in the same way.
More than one major religion is represented in school and these should be seen to be valued. Festivals and customs should be observed as much as possible, with first hand experience where appropriate. Stories from all religions should be told.
Maths is an international language with symbols and operations being the same the world over. Bilingual children may be able to count in other languages, using alternative number systems which children should be encouraged to share.
Teachers will; where appropriate:
As far as possible children should begin to acquire:
Dual language and single language books should be included in school/class libraries.
English should develop parity of esteem for all world languages and use ethnic minority languages to support language acquisition and development of all students.
Teachers will seek to positively raise racial esteem, address issues that have a global perspective and increase the number and quality of resource materials and contextual situations. This will enhance the skills in young people to develop cultural and aesthetic awareness and further promote a real understanding of the state and nature of human interdependence.
Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of our Multicultural Education Policy will occur through aspects of the policy being identified as a focus area within our M & E Schedule (see Monitoring and Evaluation Policy).
The Inclusion Manager together with the Headteacher and the Governing Body’s Environment Committee is responsible for the review of the policy. The Inclusion Manager will keep abreast of current thinking on Multicultural Education and communicate these ideas to the school staff.