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Ofsted Outstanding in all areas - November 2023

Diversity Programme

Everyone is welcome at The Grove Infant and Nursery School: everyone is different, and everyone is welcome.

We are proud of our commitment to educating pupils about the diverse world we live in.  We are developing a Diversity Programme to enable children to understand the benefits of a diverse society and prepares them for life in modern Britain.  

The aim is to build acceptance of difference and celebration of every individual.

Through a progressive range of picture books, children are all taught about diversity: this includes all elements of The Equality Act including race, religion, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation.  

Children will:

  • Build their self esteem and feeling of belonging
  • Build their resilience from knowing who they, and others, are
  • Be better prepared for modern Britain
  • Feel safe and secure, knowing that difference is something to be celebrated.


The following books are examples of those used throughout the school:

Can I Join Your Club?

This is a heart-warming story celebrates the importance of diversity and friendship. Perfect for children who are learning to make friends at a new school or nursery.

The Suitcase

A simple, powerful way to introduce the idea of kindness to strangers to young children.

Julian is a Mermaid

Anyone can be a mermaid, if they want to.  Julian's Nana understands that.

Ballerina Dreams

The true story of Michaela DePrince, who went from orphan to international ballet dancer.

Introducing Teddy

A sweet and gentle story about being true to yourself and being a good friend.  Introducing Teddy can help children to understand gender identification.