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Useful links – 5. Organisations / resources to promote equity and diversity in schools

PLEASE NOTE: These links support the Promoting Equality & Tackling Racism guidance document. They cover a wide range of external sites and sources, and are intended to assist schools in their research and planning.

West Sussex EMTAS periodically check the correct links and relevance of the resources. Links were accurate as dated 26th August 2022.

Schools of Sanctuary
A network of primary and secondary schools committed to supporting young people seeking sanctuary in the UK, creating a culture of welcome and raising awareness of the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers, but who are also committed to creating a culture that is welcoming and inclusive for everyone.
Schools of Sanctuary resource pack.
A Day of Welcome (Norfolk County Council)
A Day of Welcome is a day of solidarity and learning in schools that aims to build a culture of welcome and understanding for refugees and asylum seekers.

A school / teacher’s guide to A Day of Welcome, with ideas and resources.
Microaggressions: staff meeting presentation and guidance
Resource to support staff meetings around microaggressions – Anna Freud Centre
Anti-Racism Award
Leeds Beckett University
Erasmus Primary Inclusion Toolkit
User-friendly, tackles big themes in a manageable way
Amnesty International Resource Pack
‘Learning about human rights in the primary school’ – Ten interactive lessons for children aged 5+
Human Rights Commission
Lesson plan ideas – KS3 & KS4
The Conversation
Article on a teacher’s role in fostering a sense of belonging
Unfolding Identities
Lesson plans from Brighton University
The Art of Possibilities
Series of videos to promote thinking & discussion on the key themes in Kathryn Riley’s 2017 book, “Place, Belonging & School Leadership”
Tree of Life:
Activity to do with individual students or as a small group / class, to explore an individual’s strengths and resilience factors, heritage and culture, and to support them to develop their own narrative about their identity
Webinar by Anees Hakim (Family Therapist)
West Sussex Educational Psychology Service can also be contacted for further information.
Positive Psychology:
Positive practices can be supportive of a sense of school belonging (for example, see Diebel et al., 2016). This can include the promotion of gratitude (and sharing gratitude), acts of kindness and self-compassion.
Action for happiness
Pursuit of happiness
Positive psychology
Belonging: A Cross-curriculum Learning Experience for Key Stage 3, 2009
Explores intercultural dialogue, focusing on migration, identity & making new communities. 43 short films (from UK and elsewhere) with accompanying lesson plans.
The Jigsaw Classroom
A cooperative learning technique that reduces racial conflict, promotes better learning, improves student motivation and enjoyment of learning.
What is the jigsaw classroom technique?
SecEd, for Secondary
Reading Rockets – Jigsaw Reading
The Bell Foundation, Great Ideas Page
Jigsaw activities explained – with links to curriculum materials.
Diversity and Equality Checklist for teachers
Work in the UK

Rights respecting schools

Every year OutRight empowers children and young people to realise their own rights, and speak out in support of the rights of all children

Child-friendly cities & communities

Last updated 26 August 2022

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