Building a Stronger Britain Together
Brand new project, funded by the Home Office, which will enable us to help bring about a positive alternative to extremist voices.
In partnership with the Open Centre, we will work with schools in Derbyshire and Derby city to improve their capacity to promote British values and reduce intolerance and prejudice in their school communities.
We aim to:
Create a new outreach programme and develop a parental engagement resource pack for use by schools to increase participation from schools in local mono-cultural areas that do not currently engage with the Open Centre programme because of parental reservations fuelled by discriminatory attitudes.
Increase the skills and confidence of teachers in dealing with controversial and contentious issues through providing teacher training and resource materials. We will offer teacher workshops in SMSC and British Values to schools that book on the Open Centre faith trails. This will show how the experiences gained from the faith trail can be integrated into the school curriculum and used to develop critical thinking.
Increase the number of schools engaging in whole school activity to reduce prejudice through offering a limited number of schools the opportunity to join a trial school linking programme that will pair schools in Derbyshire with multi-cultural schools in inner city Derby for more extended contact and interaction based on joint activities.
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