No Outsiders


At Willow Wood Community Nursery and Primary School, we believe in the importance of equality and everybody having the same opportunities. This is modelled by our staff and taught through lessons and other experiences both discretely and explicitly. 


As part of our PSHE curriculum, we follow a scheme called No Outsiders. This scheme was created by Andrew Moffat MBE, who was nominated for the Global Teacher Prize in 2018-19. No Outsiders has three core values:


  • Respect for diversity through education in schools;
  • Commitment to community cohesion through understanding and acceptance of difference;
  • Promotion of dialogue to counter fear and hate in society. 


No Outsiders involves the use of age appropriate story books to teach about the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. These include:


  • age;
  • disability;
  • gender reassignment;
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity,
  • race;
  • religion or belief;
  • gender;
  • sexual orientation.


It is important we create a school culture in which children, staff and the whole school community work together to foster an environment of inclusivity through effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) and character education.


We believe that it is vital that our pupils can discuss inappropriate and discriminative language and understand how to address boundaries in order to prepare them for a future in modern Britain.


We strive to ensure that our pupils are surrounded by a consistent message:


  • There are no outsiders here;

  • Everyone is different;

  • We like being different;

  • We are all equal in our difference;

  • I can get along with you even if we are different;

  • We live in the U.K., our British values support this and the law says this too.


We will work alongside our families, parents and carers to deliver this message of inclusivity. You are very welcome to call in to see your child’s class teacher to discuss this approach and to view the picture books we use for this.


At Willow Wood Community Nursery and Primary School, there are  no outsiders - Everyone is welcome!

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