No Outsiders is a scheme of work that explicitly promotes inclusivity and community cohesion. The message of welcoming people into the community and everyone belonging and having a place, resonates clearly with our school values.
How does No Outsiders fit with our PSHE curriculum?
No Outsiders directly supports our Jigsaw scheme of work and is an excellent gateway for discussion into topics around inclusion and making good choices that help and support others as well as encouraging our children to be true to what they believe.
No Outsiders ‘prepares children for life in modern Britain’ and includes the themes of:
- Tolerance (of different faiths, sexualities, families…)
- Celebrating differences
Through picture books and discussion, No Outsiders lessons build confidence in children to know they can live and work anywhere. The lessons encourage children to think and share what they would do if they were confronted with discriminatory behaviour. Essentially, it provides a framework in which children can learn that we are all different, and that is a positive thing.
When is No Outsiders taught?
Each year group, N-Y6, has been given two or three No Outsiders lessons to cover over the school year. The chosen lessons carry the same or similar objectives to particular Jigsaw lessons, enabling us to fit them seamlessly with the children’s learning in PSHE.