Diversity and inclusion at MHS
This week in assembly the students heard from Mrs Worsley, our Deputy SENDCO and teacher in the Elements resource base. She delivered a great message about the struggles that disabled people have had for equality and recognition from the middle ages to the present day. I learnt a lot, especially about the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 and the people who fought for it. Their stories, and the ongoing fight for equality, were humbling and inspiring in equal measure.
I found myself on Thursday morning looking around me in the hall, sitting as I often do amongst the students. As Mrs Worsley spoke it was clear that the 300 Year 10 students present were taking her message very seriously indeed, listening politely and attentively. MHS has a growing reputation for inclusion and I am very proud of it – and especially as the students themselves are instrumental in driving this agenda. Everyone matters at our school regardless of their background or ability, as we embrace our comprehensive ethos and try to unite everyone under the Marple Hall Spirit.
I wish you all a peaceful weekend,