We are excited to announce that we are hosting our first ever Heroes Week! Following on from our work as a school on Black History Month, as well as the Diversity and Equality Training we recently completed as a staff as part of our September INSET Days, we have devised this new inclusive and celebratory week of learning.
The aims of the week are as follows:
- To celebrate all types of hero
- To share personal experiences
- To relate to all pupils to create personalised and relevant content
- To celebrate and explore different ethnicities, races, genders as part of a celebration of all heroes
- To create links wherever possible to current Cornerstones topics to make learning meaningful and allow pupils to create connections in their learning beyond Heroes Week
This week will contribute to our continued focus on Equality and Diversity as a school, as well as form the first event on our 2020-21 Equality and Diversity Map, which enables us to regularly reflect on how inclusive our curriculum is overall and how we can continually add to this so that every child in our school sees themselves in our curriculum.
Throughout the week, pupils will cover key areas such as ‘What is a Hero?’ and ‘Groups of Heroes’. Each year group will also focus on 3 additional chosen Heroes in a range of contexts. To help with this, we would very much appreciate you speaking to your child(ren) at home about who they consider to be their hero and why.
Also, for your information, we have also conducted an audit of school resources/books to ensure that there is a range of cultures/ethnicities being represented in our texts at school. The result of this is that whilst we feel we do have many inclusive books in school, we are looking at ways to maximise this through investing in a range of additional inclusive texts for our school library and class book corners.