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Equalities, diversity and inclusion

A curriculum that promotes equalities, diversity and inclusion is essential to addressing the new curriculum aims for all our children.

Inclusion is about the active presence, participation and achievement of all children in a meaningful and relevant set of learning experiences.

One of the main purposes of the statutory inclusion statement is to establish the entitlement to a range of high-quality teaching and learning experiences, irrespective of social background, culture, belief, race, gender, differences in ability and disabilities. Schools also need to consider how they are promoting community cohesion.

Planning an inclusive curriculum

Planning for inclusion means thinking about how to tailor teaching and learning to the needs and interests of the full range of learners and how these needs will be met inside and outside the classroom.

Promoting community cohesion 

Planning for community cohesion means developing teaching and learning experiences that help to promote a society where there is a common vision and sense of belonging among all communities.

The statutory inclusion statement has three principles for ensuring the curriculum is relevant and challenging for all children

Schools should promote community cohesion through the curriculum

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