Inclusivity and diversity in our curriculum
We have also carefully crafted our curriculum to ensure that diversity is an integral part of learning at Warren, which includes developing understanding of ethnicity, gender, faith, disability and values.
The local school context is becoming increasingly more diverse, with children and families from different religions and backgrounds becoming a part of the local community. Our curriculum is designed with this at the forefront, ensuring that subject content is at the heart of learning experiences across school. Our curriculum has been designed to represent our ever-changing community and includes teaching and learning about key areas of the world such as The Caribbean and Eastern Europe, as well as key figures from History and the Modern World today, including Mary Seacole and Christopher Columbus to David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg.
We also unpin learning with a range of diverse texts to support the children see representations of themselves in books as well as developing their understanding of different inspirational people who may be similar to themselves.
Black History Month Art Exhibition 2023 – Saluting Our Sisters
Each class were given an inspriational black woman to study about for Black History Month, and were asked to create a blank cube to represent their learning. The cubes were then showcased in a BHM exhibition.
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At Warren Primary Academy, we constantly review and refine our wider curriculum to ensure that it is an accurate representation of the world we live in. We want lessons that celebrate diversity and promote acceptance and respect. We want a curriculum that allows our children to regularly learn about, and be inspired by, individuals of all abilities from all backgrounds, cultures, genders, sexualities, religions and ethnicities. It is really important for us as a school, that the celebration of differences is embedded in our lessons and discussed frequently at every opportunity possible throughout the year. Weaving diversity throughout our curriculum is an on-going project and something we all feel incredibly passionate about.
Being ‘diverse’ may mean different things to different people. At Warren Academy, we think about the 2010 Equality Act’s nine protected characteristics when striving to be as inclusive and representative as possible.