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We have no problems with promoting diversity even though we are 100% white British!

however the inspector picked us up on lack of promoting disabilities so I'm after ideas of how you do this please, besides posters and small world figures as we already have these.

Thanks

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I might argue that your job is not to 'promote' disabilities, but to teach the children to see the value in all sorts of diversity.

 

You can do this by identifying and celebrating the diversity within your setting, be it cultural differences just in how they celebrate their birthdays, their likes and dislikes, what they learned from helping xx when he broke his arm or the different ways their families are made up, remembering that some children have two mummies or two daddies instead of one of each.

 

You can also do some thinking about how we can work out what is happening around us by listening when we can see something and link it to how a visually impaired person might use those skills or could we change our building so that it suits this boy who uses a wheelchair (remembering to include somewhere he can just whizz around and have fun like they do when they run about on the grass)?

 

In my opinion, the best message you can give to children is that it's not just OK to be different; it's great to be different and this is why.....

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I might argue that your job is not to 'promote' disabilities, but to teach the children to see the value in all sorts of diversity.

 

 

In my opinion, the best message you can give to children is that it's not just OK to be different; it's great to be different and this is why.....

I too did discuss that and also that it's about getting the right balance without things being 'tokenistic' for which she did agree with me! - think the inspector just had to 'find' something but of course it now needs to be added as part of our action plan and I'm not sure what to put!

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I might argue that your job is not to 'promote' disabilities, but to teach the children to see the value in all sorts of diversity.

 

You can do this by identifying and celebrating the diversity within your setting, be it cultural differences just in how they celebrate their birthdays, their likes and dislikes, what they learned from helping xx when he broke his arm or the different ways their families are made up, remembering that some children have two mummies or two daddies instead of one of each.

 

You can also do some thinking about how we can work out what is happening around us by listening when we can see something and link it to how a visually impaired person might use those skills or could we change our building so that it suits this boy who uses a wheelchair (remembering to include somewhere he can just whizz around and have fun like they do when they run about on the grass)?

 

In my opinion, the best message you can give to children is that it's not just OK to be different; it's great to be different and this is why.....

Should have also said I do like the activities you have suggested though, thank you :1b

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I too did discuss that and also that it's about getting the right balance without things being 'tokenistic' for which she did agree with me! - think the inspector just had to 'find' something but of course it now needs to be added as part of our action plan and I'm not sure what to put!

I thought Ofsted had finally woken up to the idea that it was not necessary to make suggestions for improvement in cases like this. I have to admit to quite enjoying reading reports where the inspector has obviously really struggled to make a suggestion, and hence has chosen something in desperation. My fav was an outstanding nursery that clearly did everything brillinatly, where the suggestion was to find a way to introduce IT to the outdoor play area!!!!Honsetly...

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