1st Edition

No Outsiders: Everyone Different, Everyone Welcome Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain

By Andrew Moffat Copyright 2020
    138 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    The No Outsiders programme promotes an ethos of inclusion and tolerance, and aims to prepare children for life in modern Britain. Expanding the scheme published in the 2015 book, No Outsiders in Our Schools, this book is designed to further support educators as they make the No Outsiders ethos part of their school culture at a time when messages of fear and division are rife. Written by a practising teacher whose work to promote equality has been globally celebrated, this book provides lesson plans for use in classes from EYFS to Year 6.

    Key features of the resource include:

    • plans for delivering the No Outsiders message through assemblies and classes, allowing for a flexible approach

    • recommendations for picture books that can be used to support messages of diversity and inclusion

    • a scheme of work designed to meet the requirements of the Equalities Act (2010) and support teachers as they prepare to implement the new Relationships Education curriculum (2020).

    It is the responsibility of primary schools to promote equality and diversity. This is a vital resource for all teachers and trainee teachers as they prepare children for a life where diversity is embraced and there is no fear of difference.

    List of tables  Preface  Chapter 1: No Outsiders in 2020  Chapter 2: Tolerate, celebrate, accept  Chapter 3: So much good in the world: No Outsiders assemblies  Chapter 4: A No Outsiders masterclass  Chapter 5: Other voices  Chapter 6: A festival of books  Chapter 7: The resource  Appendix 1


    Andrew Moffat qualified as a teacher in 1996, taking up a position as a Year 1 class teacher in Derby. Since then Andrew has worked in a behaviour unit, a Nurture group, as an AST in behaviour management and inclusion, as manager of a behaviour resource in a primary school and, since 2014, as Assistant Headteacher at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham. Andrew is a qualified SENCo and also has a MEd in emotional and behavioural difficulties.

    In 2015 No Outsiders in Our School: Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools was published and Andrew began training schools in using the resource to teach community cohesion. In 2016 Ofsted rated Parkfield Community School as ‘Outstanding’ and recognised No Outsiders as a key strength. In 2017 Andrew was awarded an MBE for equality and diversity work in education and in 2019 he was listed as a top 10 finalist in the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize.

    Andrew’s work made national headlines in 2019 as it became the focus of protests against the inclusion of LGBT equality in primary schools. As a result, No Outsiders gained a national reputation; Andrew was listed in the Attitude Pride Awards 2019 and named Role Model of the year 2019 by Pink News. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Worcester and was named Hero of the Year in the 2019 European Diversity Awards.

    Andrew continues to work full time as Assistant Headteacher at Parkfield Community School. He is founder and CEO of the No Outsiders charity and is also studying part time for a PhD at the University of Birmingham.