We spoke to the children in KS1 and KS2 behaviour about how important it is to be
respectful in the way we talk to and behave with each other. Not just when
we are looking at our Respect value at the moment, of course, but all year
In particular we looked at discriminatory language and behaviour – words and
actions that treat someone unfairly because of something to do with who they are.
We discussed the different ways people can discriminate and came up with
the following (non-exhaustive) list:
- Racist, sexist or homophobic behaviour.
- Discriminating against someone who is disabled or who has a different religion
or who comes from a different place or who doesn’t have a lot
of money or who looks different (clothes, hair, shoes, physical appearance).
- Discriminating against someone for any difference that they have.
We all agreed it was really important that if Ashmead is to continue to
be a safe and happy place for all children that these sorts of behaviours do not
happen. If they do happen it is crucial that an adult is told straight away. We have
created a special form to record any such incidents and we will discuss anything
like this with parents.