Sitwell Infants recognises that we live in an increasing global society where communities are becoming more and more dependent upon working together. Our children need to be provided with opportunities to understand what it means to be a global citizen and develop attitudes where stereotyping and racism do not exist. Learning about the global dimension provides the basis for spiritual, moral and social development and provides a real life focus for many other curriculum activities.
By embedding the global dimension within Sitwell Infant's curriculum, we aim:
- To raise pupils achievements, attitudes and behaviour.
- To encourage within pupils a moral and social responsibility for the world around them and to encourage respect and curiosity for cultural, linguistic and religious diversity.
- To help pupils to understand the issues of human rights and make them more aware of the wider world in which we live.
- To raise the profile of the school in the local community by sharing work undertaken and inviting the community into school.
- To provide a commitment to good environmental practice such as procedures for recycling, waste reduction and energy saving.
- To ensure that the cross curricular curriculum incorporates elements of the 8 key concepts of Global Dimension and promotes knowledge and understanding of and positive attitudes towards diversity.
- To ensure that teacher's planning and delivery accounts for global citizenship and diversity.
- To enhance the professional development of all staff by continuing professional development through INSET, awareness-raising sessions and in-house training from colleagues.
- To develop partnerships with schools abroad and welcome visitors from other countries into school.
The above aims also form significant markers in other school policies such as our Anti Bullying, Child Protection and PSHE.