Northfield Junior is a school which celebrates diversity and individuality. At Northfield Junior, we actively teach about diversity and equality for all, no matter their race, gender, disability or sexual orientation.
In a typical school year, the children will be introduced to a wide variety of topics and educational opportunities, along with a broad variety of books.
Below is a flavour of what we do.
Diversity/ global weeks
Religious education will provide the opportunity for children to study different religions, the festivals of each and religious celebrations. For example, Christmas, Holi, Chinese New Year and Diwali. The children also visit places of worship or welcome visitors in from different faiths such as a Christian church or a Mosque.
Our RE curriculum encourages deeper thinking, debate and drawing similarities between each other.
We also recognise and celebrate various events in the year through assemblies.
We study books which celebrate diversity and individuality such as Wonder by R.J Palacio.
We have access to a range of diverse books in our wonderful, extensive library.
We carefully study influential people from a range of diverse back grounds such as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson in Science.
We also cover a wide range of topics in our PSHE and SRE. These are to help prepare the children to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life; pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy.
During PSCHE, we cover a ‘Difference and Diversity’ topic and celebrate equality, British Values and understand the importance of the Protected Characteristics.
We are also an International School and encourage our children to make friends across the globe. Examples include exploring links with schools in Bangladesh, Canada, Brazil, America and Kenya! We believe it is important for our children to understand different cultures across the world and be global citizens of the future.
We also use Philosophy for Children to encourage the children to debate important global issues. Our children are independent thinkers who inspire others to make the world a better place.
We celebrate achievements of a diverse range of sports and careers. Eg by taking part in Boccia tournaments, wheelchair basketball workshops or by being inspired by authors and careers from a range of backgrounds.
We place an emphasis of building children's opportunities to develop ‘Cultural Capital’ through a range of experiences, trips and visits.