What is community cohesion? (UK Gov) By community cohesion we mean working towards a society in which: 1.there is a common vision and sense of belonging by all communities; 2.the diversity of peoples backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and valued ; 3.similar life opportunities are available to all; and 4.strong and positive relationships exist and continue to be developed in the workplace, in schools and in the wider community.
disability religion social class urban - rural economic deprivation learning needs home language
Britain is hyper-diverse Persistent Inequalities Increased migration Rise in extremism Identity Politics Globalisation Challenges to Community Cohesion
What is the new legal duty for schools in England?
Teaching Learning & Curriculum Equity & Excellence Community Engagement & Extended Services DCSF:Three aspects for schools
How Schools Are Promoting Community Cohesion South Bermondsey Partnership – Intergenerational Project Blakebrook Special School – Disability and social action Appleby Grammar School – Gypsy and Traveller project High Crest School – Raising Aspirations of Muslim women The Sydney Russell School – Exploring white identity Liverpool Cluster Schools – Fair trade
Guidance 1) DCSF guidance and resource pack: www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/Communitycohesion/ 2) Institute of Community Cohesion good practice database: http://resources.cohesioninstitute.org.uk/GoodPractice/Projects/Default.aspx 3) British Council Intercultural Dialogue Resource Guide: http://www.cohesioninstitute.org.uk/Resources/Toolkits/InterculturalDialogue 4) National Governors Association Cohesion Governors Guide: http://www.nga.org.uk/cohesion/ 5) Council for Subject Associations Community Cohesion Materials: http://www.subjectassociations.org.uk/index.php?page=78 6) Who Do We Think We Are Week: http://www.wdwtwa.org.uk/
The Institute of Community Cohesion www.cohesioninstitute.org.uk