Everyone's Welcome

At Burton on-the-Wolds Primary School, we are committed to preparing our children for life in the diverse society, which is modern Britain today.

We are proud to be an open and inclusive school, connected to an open and inclusive community which embraces equality and diversity - something that is strongly reflected in our core vision, values and ethos. Therefore, in order to enable us to further promote an ethos of inclusion and tolerance, we have decided to incorporate the Local Authority’s ‘Everyone’s Welcome’ programme into our PSHE lessons.

What is ‘Everyone’s Welcome’?

'Everyone's Welcome' is a whole school approach that uses the ‘No Outsiders’ resources and framework to teach children about equality and diversity, in line with British Values, Ofsted guidelines and the Equality Act (2010).

‘No Outsiders’, a scheme that provides teachers with a curriculum that promotes equality for all sections of the community, was written originally in 2015 by practising Deputy Headteacher, Andrew Moffat. His work to promote equality has been globally celebrated.

Further information about the No Outsiders approach can be found at https://no-outsiders.com/about-us

The Law

The Equality Act (2010) requires that schools promote all aspects of difference and diversity. It is a legal requirement for schools to eliminate discrimination based on the protected characteristics: Age; Disability; Gender Reassignment; Marriage and Civil Partnership; Pregnancy or Maternity; Religion or Belief; Race; Sex; Sexual Orientation.


Teaching and Learning Approaches

The ‘Everyone's Welcome’ programme uses storybooks, lesson plans and assemblies to create and support the development of a whole school community that embraces and celebrates all forms of difference. The scheme includes five lesson plans for every primary school year group (EYFS- Y6) based upon a selection of 35 picture books. Issues addressed include gender and gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability and age.


Benefits to pupils

Our commitment to community cohesion through promoting understanding and acceptance of difference means that the programme enhances our current PSHE work exceptionally well. It provides a whole school approach that promotes and celebrates diversity and helps us to create an environment where children feel happy and excited about living in modern Britain.


Benefits to pupils includes:

· Increased self-esteem from a feeling of belonging

· Resilience from knowing who they are

· Preparation for life in modern Britain

· Reduce potential for radicalisation

 · Whole school approach with difference and diversity celebrated throughout the school

What are our texts?


You Choose – Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodheart

Red Rocket and Rainbow Jelly – Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt

Hello Hello – Brendan Wenzel

The Family Book – Todd Parr

Mommy, Mama and Me – Leslea Newman and Carol Thompson

Blue Chameleon – Emily Gravett

Year 1

Elmer – David Mckee

Going to the Volcano – Andy Stanton

Want to play Trucks? – Ann Stott and Bob Graham

Hair, it’s a family affair – Mylo Freeman

My World, Your World – Melanie Walsh

Errol’s Garden – Gillian Hibbs

Year 2

Can I join the Club? – John Kelly and Steph Laberis

How to be a lion – Ed Vere

The Great Book of Families – Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith

Amazing – Steve Antony

What the Jackdaw Saw – Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt

All are Welcome – Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman

Year 3

This is our House – Micheal Rosen

We’re All Wonders – R.J Palacio

Beegu – Alexis Deacon

The Truth about old People – Elina Ellis

The Hueys in the New Jumper – Oliver Jeffers

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet – Zanib Mian

Year 4

Along came a Different – Tom McLaughlin

Dogs don’t do Ballet – Anna Kemp and Sarah Oglivie

Red: a Crayon’s Story – Micheal Hall

Aalfred and Aalbert – Morag Hood

When Sadness Comes to Call – Eva Eland

Julian is a Mermaid – Jessica Love

Year 5

Kenny Lives with Erica and Martina – Olly Pike

Rose Blanche – Ian McEwan and Roberto Innocenti

Mixed – Arree Chung

How to Deal with a Broken Wing – Bob Graham

The Girls – Lauren Lee and Jenny Lovlie

And Tango makes Three – Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Year 6

King of the sky – Nicoal Davis

The Only Way is Badger – Stella J. Jones and carmen Saldana

Leaf – Sandra Dieckmann

The Island – Armin Greder

Introducing Teddy – Jessica Walton and Dougal MacPherson

A Day in the life of Marlon Bundo – Marlon Bundo and Jill Twiss