At Ellington, we have ‘School Heroes’ who each class study and celebrate. Each class has a ‘Class Hero’ who they learn all about and refer to frequently throughout the year. These heroes have been carefully selected as they fully represent our school values.
Our heroes include local and British heroes, international heroes and heroes who are no longer with us. Studying school heroes can have a positive impact on pupils' educational experiences and outcomes. When children learn about a wide range of heroes, they gain a more nuanced and accurate understanding of history and society, and they are exposed to a wider range of perspectives and experiences.
Furthermore, we believe studying diverse famous people can help to promote inclusivity and equity in the classroom. By learning about individuals from different backgrounds, students can develop empathy and understanding for those who may be different from themselves. It can also help to challenge stereotypes and promote a more positive and inclusive school culture.