Broadoak Primary School

Equality and Diversity



At Broadoak a key school message and part of our ethos is:

Broadoak – No Outsiders … We are all different, however, we all belong!

As a school we understand the importance of preparing our children for life in modern Britain and part of this is helping children to respect and celebrate diversity within our school community and more widely. Part of the work we do is talk to the children about the Equality Act, using picture books to explore the protected characteristics within it. These include:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Gender Identity
  • Age
  • Disabilities
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender

As part of our Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum (PSHE), all classes work on the Valuing Difference theme in Autumn Term which is linked to the Core theme of Living in the Wider World. We use picture books in PSHE lessons in the Autumn term to help us explore the themes. A sample of the books each year group will be using are listed below. In assembly, we also look at books on respecting, accepting and celebrating diversity and our own uniqueness.

For more information about our commitment to promoting Equality within our school please use the links below to view our Equality Policy and Equality Objectives.

Equality Policy

Equality Objectives

Accessibility Plan

Community Cohesion and Human Rights Plan and Objective


Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly

Blue Chameleon

The Family Book 

You Choose

Mummy, Mama and Me

Year One

My World, Your World

My Grandpa is Amazing

Ten Little Pirates


Max the Champion

Year Two

The Great Big Book of Families

Just Because

Blown Away

The First Slodge

The Odd Egg

Year Three

This is our House

The Hueys in the New Jumper



Two Monsters

Year Four

King and King

The Red Crayons Story

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

The Way Back Home

The Flower

Year Five

Tango Makes Three

Rose Blanche

Where the Poppies Grow

The Artist Who Painted a Horse Blue

How To Heal a Broken Wing

Year Six

My Princess Boy

The Whisperer

The Island

Dreams of Freedom

Love You Forever