The need for positive citizenship, community cohesion and measures to minimise the destructive influence of hate-based narratives has rarely been greater. We are aware of the role educationalists are being asked to play and would endorse education as a key
tool in our efforts to build strong, resilient and tolerant communities.
Much prejudice is based on misconceptions and insufficient communication between people with different backgrounds and outlooks. Our District is one of those where we need to work harder than most to generate the conditions where difference is accepted and
the learning that can come from understanding difference is positively valued.
Our diversity offers us the opportunity to learn – whether it be through age, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender, social or economic position - the real perspectives of others. We have the local resources and capacity within the District
to provide a range of learning opportunities to our students including the critical thinking skills necessary to process the vast array of media and propaganda on-line and also, the skills staff need to facilitate discussion around sometimes complex and controversial