The Schools Linking Project
How Can the Equality Diversity Inclusion Team Help?
The Schools Linking Project Aims
The Schools Linking Project Will Develop
The Linking Network Principles
What Does This Involve?
Schools Linking Resources
"Based in Bradford, The Linking Network strives to develop and deepen young people’s knowledge and understanding of identity, diversity, equality and community, creating space for discussion of these issues within the school curriculum and supporting teachers to address them. Our Schools Linking programme is a structured programme of training, resources and support to enable pairs of schools to build high quality links between classes; we work with every kind of school.”
Schools Linking takes as its starting point the need for us all to develop the skills of dialogue to be able to communicate across real or perceived boundaries and to develop a vocabulary of shared humanity.
Schools Linking is nationally recognised as offering a positive, age-appropriate curriculum response to SMSC, British values and the Prevent Duty. It has received backing from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Education (DfE).
With the funding from the Linking Networks sponsors the Equality Diversity Inclusion Team are able to facilitate linking between schools, offering two days free training and ongoing advice and support.
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Linking classes will explore four questions in regard to the individual, class, school, local, national and global communities over the year:
Schools linking runs from Spring to Summer each year, with recruitment taking place from September.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Network is continuing to support work on cohesion and integration through the provision of Remote Learning Resources for teachers and Home Learning resources for children and families working at home, or for teachers to share with their classes or use with key worker children. There is also a section of resources specifically written for secondary pupils. The resources aim to develop well-being, hope, resilience, critical thinking, curiosity, and connection seeking to help children feel at ease with themselves and others. We have also created new programmes for Schools Linking 2020-2021 for primary schools and secondary schools, enhancing our existing work on digital linking. We also have a wealth of free, quality resources, to which we are constantly adding; assemblies, intergenerational linking social action, book recommendations and SMSC reading to name but a few; do take a look!