Lancashire Race Equality Mark and Learning Excellence Award PDF Print Email

Rockwood Nursery School is fully committed to the Race Relations Act and as such achieved the Lancashire Race Equality Mark in 2012.

Lancashire Model Race Equality Policy


School Legal Requirements

The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 places specific duties on schools in terms of promoting good race relations and this has been statutory for all schools

since May 2001.

Under the legislation schools, along with all other public institutions, have a positive duty to:

Eliminate discrimination

Promote equality of opportunity

Promote good relations between persons of different racial groups

Specifically, schools need to have a Race Equality policy in place with arrangements for its implementation, along with arrangements for monitoring and assessing the impact of the policy on staff, pupils and parents.

Little Me Project and Awards

As part of our Community Cohesion work and Race Equality Mark we are engaged in projects with four other local Nursery Schools.

This has included two projects so far - Little Me project for which we have been awarded a Learning Excellence Award 2014: Innovation Award for this project and a Creativity Bid for our project to support work with families between these nursery schools and to engage in Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication, Language and Literacy activities.

Little Me's

As part of our welcoming process, each child is given a wooden 'Little Me' figure, a small version of themselves.  We ask families to dress and play with the figure so that it becomes part of the family.  With the figure is also a book.  We encourage all families to record things that they do at home w

ith the Little Me - trips out, games they play, holidays, etc by writing and/or putting pictures in the book.  When these are brought into school, the Keyperson uses these to share in their group time and to plan additional activities for the children.

Creative Project

In 2013, we successfully bid with the four other partner nursery schools, for a Creativity project.  The aim of the project is to raise the attainment in the People and Communities strand for Understanding the World area of the curriculum through engaging children and parents in creative activities.  So far this has involved a special puppet show of "The Mystery of the Sock Snatcher" and involving parents in helping their children make sock puppets, and parent and child speech and language activities with staff training in February 2014.