Toolkits for Diversity

Toolkits for users without access to My-School via C2K

Pre-School Toolkit

Pre-school diversity toolkitThe Toolkit for Diversity in Pre-School was written for staff working with Newcomer pupils in pre-school settings. It has 4 sections: 

  • Getting Ready: Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Early Days: First steps towards the integration of pupils from other countries, cultures and ethnicities 
  • Moving On: Developing language skills, assessment and planning and celebrating diversity in the classroom. 
  • What Next: Examining current practice and planning for the development of inclusive practices across all areas of provision

Primary School Toolkit

Primary School ToolkitThe Toolkit for Diversity in Primary Schools has been written for staff working with Newcomer pupils in the primary setting. It has 5 sections. 

  • Planning for Inclusion and Diversity: Examining current practice and planning for the development of inclusive practices across all areas of provision
  • Getting Ready: Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment Early Days: First steps towards the integration of pupils from other countries, cultures and ethnicities
  • Moving On: Developing the language skills needed to access the curriculum and assessment and planning
  • Intercultural Awareness: Development of intercultural skills with a view to creating a more inclusive ethos across the school

Special Schools Toolkit

Special Schools ToolkitThe Toolkit for Diversity in Special Schools was written for staff working with Newcomer pupils in Special school settings. It has 4 sections:

  • Getting Ready: Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment 
  • Early Days: First steps towards the integration of pupils from other countries, cultures and ethnicities. 
  • Moving On: Developing language skills, assessment and planning and celebrating diversity in the classroom. 
  • What Next: Examining current practice and planning for the development of inclusive practices across all areas of provision

Post-Primary School Toolkit

Post-Primary School ToolkitThe Toolkit for Diversity in Post-Primary Schools has been written for staff working with Newcomer students in the post primary setting. It has 5 sections:

  • Planning for Inclusion and Diversity: Examining current practice and planning for the development of inclusive practices across all areas of provision 
  • Getting Ready: Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment 
  • Early Days (whole school and classroom): First steps towards the integration of students from other countries, cultures and ethnicities. 
  • Second language development: Developing the language needed to access the curriculum, assessment and planning. 
  • Intercultural Awareness: Development of intercultural skills with a view to creating a more inclusive ethos across the school

If you would like to access a USB pen with the templates to accompany one of the toolkits, please e-mail the Intercultural Education Service at ies@eani.org.uk, giving your name, the name of your group or organisation and stating which toolkit you are interested in.

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing 1

Ways of Seeing 1This resource is designed to assist with the integration of newcomer students and ensure inclusive practice in schools, museums and other educational institutions. It outlines four cross-curricular projects that promote intercultural awareness, language learning, the use of home languages and bilingualism. The projects are presented in lesson plan format with aims, objectives, suggested resources, links and key language grids. Each project is linked to benchmarks from the Common European Framework of Reference and to the Framework for Intercultural Competencies. There is also a document outlining ideas for using the projects across different curriculum areas in the post-primary school.

Ways of Seeing 2

Ways of Seeing 2This resource pack encourages inclusivity in the classroom and will provide teachers and pupils with resources and frameworks that explore diverse faiths and cultures: Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and ancient Egyptian culture. It encourages teachers and pupils to engage with local collections in museums. Each theme contains a mind map that links to specific topics in the curriculum, a general introduction to the related faith in each chapter, vocabulary relating to the theme, suggested activities and resources. There is also a folder with support materials such as power-point presentations and templates for activities.

Last upated: 30/10/2018