Total Inclusivity is recognised as both the starting point and ultimate objective for every aspect of a school’s delivery and mission. It is central to the notion of a learning community, underpins the school’s operational policies and practices, informs the curriculum design and delivery, nourishes the organisational culture, and creates the foundation upon which a school can confidently claim to be safeguarding both students and staff. By pursuing a Total Inclusivity model, the school or any educational organisation clearly demonstrates:
A commitment to recognising, valuing, protecting and nurturing diverse identities, regardless of race, gender, sexuality and class.
In an age when identity is so politicised it is essential that any school, but especially those purporting to create global citizens and the leaders of tomorrow, adopt an uncompromising, self-aware and sensitive approach to diversity, both of students and staff.