Kick Start Newsletter - April 2015
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This edition of the Kick Start newsletter contains another selection of articles to inform, engage and inspire teaching professionals, with the main focus on supporting your setting or school to deliver good practice around cultural and linguistic diversity in the curriculum.

As we near the end of another academic year, schools are already deciding planning priorities for next year. With this in mind this issue’s focus is on supporting inclusive curriculum planning.

A case study from a primary school in B&NES provides an example of how school curriculum planning may be developed to meet inclusion and equality objectives.The two planning documents used to support this work are included.

A link to another school’s website shows one of the ways that school is celebrating its growing cultural and linguistic diversity.

As you will have heard in the national media, the DfE has recently advised on schools’ duty to promote British Values as part of SMSC provision. A brief summary and a link to the guidance document are included, together with details of a half-day course in Bath to support schools’ understanding of this duty.

A report is also included from the recent B&NES Equality summit. If you attended you’ll know what a positive day was had by all!

Did you know that World day for Cultural Diversity is 21st May 2015? What will your setting or school do for diversity and inclusion on that day? Here we suggest some possible activities for you to consider so that you too can join the UNESCO campaign and ‘Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion’.

Finally, we are pleased to highlight another useful document now available to download free of charge from the Kick Start web site. The ‘New arrival programme for secondary schools’ is available from the link below and follows the success of the ‘New arrival programme for primary schools’, as featured in an earlier edition of the Kick Start newsletter:
Kick Start Enterprise is happy to work with local authorities and with individual settings, schools and academies to develop inclusive practices, to raise the attainment of minority ethnic children and young people and to help build skills and knowledge in the workforce.

Full details of opportunities are available on the Kick Start Enterprise website

To discuss any support or training needs please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Call 0844 8708 132 or email

Planning for an inclusive curriculum

A school that is truly inclusive of its population monitors and evaluates the progress that each child makes. It identifies any child who may be missing out, difficult to engage or feeling left out from what the school provides. It provides and monitors a well-planned curriculum that is reflective of its children, their families and the local community. It takes practical steps, in the classroom and beyond to meet children’s needs effectively and promote tolerance and understanding in a diverse society
Read the full report here..
Stephen Bray

Promoting British values

Non-statutory advice from the Department for Education was published in November 2014 informing that maintained schools have obligations under section 78 of the Education Act (2002) which requires schools, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society. This guidance relates specifically to the requirements to actively promote fundamental British values in schools and explains how this can be met through the general requirement in the 2002 Act. The DfE's full document can be downloaded from this link.

Read Kick Start's full report on promoting British values here.
Stephen Bray

Training opportunity

Kick Start will be running a half day training session: 'The duty to promote British values in a diverse society: issues for schools' on 25th June at St Martin's Garden Primary School in Bath. It's FREE to B&NES teachers (except academies). Cost to others is £45. Click here to download the flyer and full information.
Judith Longstreth

B&NES Children and Young People’s
Equalities Summit

About 150 children and young people and adults attended a splendid Equalities event at Bath Spa University. The event was organised by pupils Shyam Sawhney, Holly Dando, Samuel Maggs, Savarna Chadda, and Tommie Bloomfield with support from members of B&NES Equalities team Briony Waite, Kate Murphy and Louise Murphy. Read full report here..
Judith Longstreth

World Day for Cultural Diversity - 21st May 2015

In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in partnership with UNESCO and a wide coalition of partners from corporations to civil society is launching the world campaign “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion”, aimed at engaging people around the world to Do One Thing to support Cultural Diversity and Inclusion. Click to read the full report.
Stephen Bray

Chandag Infant School, B&NES

An example of Kick Start Enterprise support to schools on curriculum planning.

“Staff will consider inclusion, diversity and equality issues when planning every new topic each term”.  This was a quote from the Inclusion/EMA leader of Chandag Infant School following a staff meeting delivered by the school’s Kick Start Enterprise consultant Dot Lee.
The school’s EMA plan included monitoring of the curriculum to ensure that all children benefit from the growing cultural diversity in Keynsham and the wider community and that resources are used effectively.

To read the full report click here.

Dot Lee

Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) is an anti-racism education charity, established in England in January 1996 to harness the high profile nature of footballers as anti-racist role models to educate against racism throughout society in the United Kingdom.

Show Racism the Red Card has offices in England, Scotland and Wales as well as other countries.

The charity produces educational resources such as DVDs, education packs, magazines and posters to support a range of anti-racism activities in schools. See the following link to the Teachers Area:

Paulton Junior School Polish day Go to link

Exemplar Coaching Network Go to link

'When you say you 'don't see race', you’re ignoring racism, not helping to solve it.'

Click here for Zach Stafford's Guardian article on the importance of tackling racism.
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