SLN has always believed in the need to support schools to develop an ethos and curriculum that allows for children and young people to develop critical thinking skills and emotional literacy.
Our work using the four key questions: Who am I? Who are we? Where do we live? How do we all live together? helps to increase pupil engagement and raise achievement and aspirations in young people so that they believe in themselves and their ability and responsibility to contribute to society.
The guidance provided in this section provides practitioners with context for SLN’s work. We aim to keep you informed with the latest thinking, especially in relation to Ofsted, the Equalities Act and other key Government-led reports.
The public sector equality duty requires schools to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations for pupils, staff and others using school facilities…
Meeting these three requirements contributes greatly to achieving outstanding progress and attainment because achievement of these aims means that pupils work – whether it is in class or in the school – in an ethos and atmosphere of dignity and fairness, where they are free to develop themselves, knowing that differences are respected and they are encouraged to become independent learners and take responsibility for their actions and become good citizens. Ofsted Inspecting Equalities Sept 2012
The organisation celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2011, pre-dating the duty to contribute to community cohesion. As thinking in relation to cohesion, integration and multiculturalism changes we remain focused on materialising those principles for professionals working with children and young people. We know that young people need inter-cultural competencies to be successful in the world they are growing up in.