No Outsiders

At Barrow CE School we use  the book No Outsiders in our School: teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools by Andrew Moffatt. This book provides support and resources to schools to deliver the objectives outlined in the Equality Act 2010 which make it against the law to discriminate against an individual because of a range of protected characteristics.

The No Outsiders resource provides lesson plans for each primary school year group (EYFS - Y6) based on a selection of picture books.

Issues addressed include: gender and gender identity, religion, race, sexual orientation, disability and age. The focus of the programme is around noticing, celebrating and developing resilience around diversity. Through discussion and activities based upon the picture books, pupils are encouraged to show respect and develop their understanding of diversity.

How will we do it?

Class teachers will deliver the programme throughout the year using developmentally appropriate picture books.

All school staff will promote and recognise the No Outsiders ethos as part of the school day.

Assemblies will support and explore related topics and promote the inclusive ethos.

Why is it important?

It is important we create a school culture in which children, staff and the whole school community work together to foster an environment of inclusivity through effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) and character education.

It is vital that our pupils can discuss inappropriate and discriminative language and understand how to address boundaries in order to prepare them for a future in modern Britain.

We strive to ensure that our pupils are surrounded by a consistent message:

  • There are no outsiders here
  • Everyone is different
  • We like being different
  • We are all equal in our difference
  • I can get along with you even if we are different
  • We live in the U.K., our British values support this and the law says this too

We will work alongside our families and parents to deliver this message of inclusivity. You are very welcome to call in to see your child’s class teacher to discuss this approach and to view the picture books we shall be using.

For your information, we have attached a list of the picture books that we shall be using. If you have any questions about the No Outsiders programme, then please do get in touch with your child’s class teacher.



You Choose

 Nick Sharrat

Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly

 Sue Heap

Blue Chameleon  Emily Gravett

The Family Book  Todd Parr

Mommy Mamma and Me

 Leslea Newman



Year One


David McKee

Ten Little Pirates

Mike Brownlo

That’s not how you do it

Ariane Hoffman- Maniyar

Max The Champion Sean Stockdale

My World Your World

Melanie Walsh

Everybody’s Welcome

Patricia Heggarty

My Grandpa is Amazing

Nick Butterworth

Year Two

The Great Big Book of Families

Mary Hoffman

The First Slodge Jeanne Willis

The Odd Egg

Emily Gravett

Just Because

Rebecca Elliot

Blown Away

Rob Biddulph

What the Jackdaw Saw

Julia Donaldson


Year Three


Borgitta Sif

This Is Our House

Michael Rosen

Two Monsters

Davis McKee

The Hueys in the New Jumper

Oliver Jeffers


Alex Deacon

We’re All Wonders

R.J. Palacio


Year Four

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

Anna Kemp

King and King

Linda De Hann

The Way Back Home

Oliver Jeffers

The Flower

John Light

Red: A crayon’s Story

Michael Hall



Year Five

Where The Poppies Now Grow

Hilary Robinson

Rose Blanche

Ian McEwan

How to Heal a Broken Wing

Bob Graham

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

Eric Carle

And Tango Makes Three

Justin Richardson

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

Gemma Merino


Year Six

My Princess Boy

Cheryl Kilodavis

The Whisperer

Nick Butterworth

Love You Forever

Robert Munsch

Dreams of Freedom

Amnesty International


Sandra Dieckmann

The Thing

Simon Puttock