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Our Values – Celebrating Diversity

Maya Angelou wrote, “In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength.” As a multi-faith, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural school the celebration of diversity is central to us achieving a harmonious culture in school and within our wider communities. We see people as individuals and celebrate their strengths as opposed to working on a deficit model. In order to celebrate diversity fully, we have to ensure that our environment is safe and calm and that there are clear boundaries for adults and children to thrive in. We know that we cannot achieve this if our wellbeing as individuals is compromised as this is when we build up barriers around ourselves. We cannot ensure equity if we are not secure in ourselves and our communities and if we lack the communication skills to express ourselves in an increasingly complex world. As one of our Year 7 eloquently expressed it, ’wasn’t possible to change the world if you’re not feeling emotionally healthy and secure’.