Bath school praised by MP for work on inclusion, diversity and equality
The Sunbeams Nursery at Roundhill Primary School in Southdown has been praised by Bath MP Wera Hobhouse for their work on equality and inclusiveness.
Motivated by the Black Lives Matter protests, the school decided to be proactive in changing the mindsets of staff and students in order to increase inclusion, diversity and equality.
Led by Principal Sue Adams, the school has established an Equality and Diversity Working Group made up of staff and parents.
This group conducted a “fairness audit” that questioned their own views to identify areas the school needed to improve.
This group created a framework to review the school’s resources, curriculum, assemblies and behavioral approach to ensure that equality is considered in everything they do.
Since then, they have revamped the school library and book corners to include inclusive books for all ages and signed up for Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI) training for all staff.
During the visit, Mrs Hobhouse discussed their progress, watered the plants with the children, and listened to an outdoor storybook.
The team also gave the MP, who is the Liberal Democrats’ spokesperson for equality, a tour of the facilities and the opportunity to chat with the manager and staff about their experiences over the past year. and their efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive environment. school and school program.
School principal Sue Adams said, “It’s about being thoughtful and proactive and as a school we try to provide students with exactly what they need.
“A big part of this is listening to students and diverse points of view and that’s something that’s rooted in the ethics of the school. It’s about changing mindsets for both students and staff and I’m proud of the work we’ve done so far.
“We now have a framework to continually review our resources, curriculum, assemblies and behavioral approaches and I urge other schools to follow suit. I would be happy to share our experiences with fellow teachers and parents across our city. “
Bath MP Wera Hobhouse said: “It is encouraging to see progress towards creating a more open and inclusive society.
“Tackling the unconscious biases and the implicit racism that occurs every day is integral to this and working proactively with children and youth will have a strong impact in the years to come.
“I am committed to building an open, inclusive and tolerant society and this work is taking concrete steps to achieve it. “
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