22nd June 2021
National School Diversity Week
Work at Beckfoot Upper Heaton to support national School Diversity Week
Beckfoot Upper Heaton is aware that children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
We provide learning experiences to promote the education of the whole child. We believe that RSE, Health and PSHCE should enable children to become healthier, more independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our students to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so, we help develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that the children experience the process of democracy through participation. We teach children about their rights and responsibilities and to learn to appreciate what is means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
Ultimately, we want to ensure that our students leave our school at 16 as well-rounded citizens able to take their place in society.
This week, we are joining schools nationally to celebrate Diversity Week.
This week, students are being educated about what LGBTQ+ means, so we can understand the battles they might experience and support our entire community. Every school subject has diversity as their focus. This also prepares students for a future in the wider world.
As a member of the Beckfoot Trust we respect everyone, regardless of gender, colour, religion, sexual orientation, whether binary or non-binary...the list goes on.
To show our support, members of the Student Parliament are doing a rainbow bake sale on Wednesday and running a rainbow non-uniform day on Friday. Proceeds will go to the LGBT+ charity ‘Just Like Us’.
We are proud to be an inclusive school which disrespects nobody.