Our pupils know and understand the importance of showing respect to everyone, whatever differences we may have, and to everything, whether it is a school resource or a religious belief. We promote and celebrate diversity by celebrating events such as Pride and different religious festivals over the course of each year.
We run a number of programmes and sessions throughout the year with recent highlights including:
- Feeling hair empowered workshop - Hosted by guest speaker Subrina Kidd, about self-esteem, confidence and empowerment about Black hair care
- Mosaic team - LGBTQ+ sessions on gender and sexuality, as well as drop-in support sessions
- Black History Month - a dedicated Citizenship Week, library Corner, canteen menu and cinema night
- Kaleidoscope Project - Focus group with every year group, as an introductory session on racial awareness
- S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys Project - Project run with Kay Rufai, focused on changing the narrative around young Black men and working on empowerment, confidence and positivity.
Ark All Saints is committed to providing a fully accessible environment, which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility, and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
Click here for more details on our school's physical accessibility.
You can read about how our school curriculum caters to SEND learners here.
We reflect and represent diverse perspectives throughout our curriculum through our choice of topics, reading materials and trips out into the community.
We have conducted a curriculum review to ensure greater inclusivity - including PSHE in tutor time, termly citizenship days, and in-class discussions of challenging inclusivity issues as part of KS4 English.
We conducted a parent workshop on relationships and sex education, where we discussed the curriculum with a focus on RSE and LGBTQ+ awareness.
Our staff and recruitment
We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger, more connected and enhance our pupils' education.
Ark is an equal opportunity employer. At Ark All Saints we run anonymous shortlisting for recruitment - all personal information removed from candidate applications during the assessment process.