Difference and Diversity
All different, all welcome
At Badgerbrook we are passionate about our status as a ‘No Outsiders – everyone welcome’ school. We were one of the first schools in Leicestershire to be chosen as part of the pilot project in 2018. Since then we have led the way for other schools in Leicestershire to follow.
Children learn about diversity and the Equalities Act 2010 through lessons, drama, discussion and assemblies. They learn and discuss to counter fear and hate in society. We have a commitment to community cohesion through understanding and acceptance of difference.
Our aim is that our children leave primary school happy and excited about living in a world full of difference and diversity, whether that difference is through ethnicity, gender, ability, age, sexual orientation or religion.
Please watch our video about being a ‘No Outsiders’. Ask your children about our ‘No Outsiders’ assemblies and what they have learnt
Route to Resilience
Route to Resilience is an exciting whole school project that we have been a part of since 2018. During that time we have integrated R2R throughout our whole school community by developing our character muscles and vocabulary.
Route to Resilience is an evidence-based and practical approach, supporting our school and families in developing the emotional wellbeing and resilience of our pupils. We are supporting our children to develop strong character muscles that prepare them for learning and for life. The aim of the project is to improve mental health outcomes for children and staff.
Badgerbrook gained the Route to Resilience accreditation in 2019 due to our work on character muscles.
Developing character muscles means recognising, understanding and developing character traits that make us unique and using these to allow us to be the best version of ourselves. At the heart of character education is crafting a culture in and out of school, where pupils are given every opportunity to develop and strengthen their sense of self.
Character muscles are introduced into lessons, giving our pupils the opportunities to reflect on which character traits they are using, and recognise how to apply them to their life at both school and at home. You will recognise character muscles around school with the ‘#’ symbol.