At Haydon School we recognise that:

  • global issues are an important part of the lives of our pupils living in a multicultural world. Our pupils have access to the internet and increased opportunity to travel, watch news stories from around the world and to work abroad.
  • the global dimension should be reflected in the attitudes and values of our pupils, the ethos of the school, and in schemes of work
  • as a school with a specialism in languages, we want to develop not only pupils’ language skills but also their cultural awareness.
  • as a school we have a commitment to both gender and racial equality


To enable our pupils to know more about global issues and to:

  • celebrate the multiculturalism of our school, and of the local, national and international community of which the school is a part
  • understand the impact which global events and economies have on our daily lives
  • respect and value different cultures and beliefs
  • enjoy regular contact with young people living in different countries To provide an informed awareness of countries, cultures and languages other than our own
  • encourage greater involvement in environmental issues
  • promote the use of ICT in meaningful contexts to communicate on a global level
  • provide an added opportunity for the promotion of equal opportunities, racial equality and Citizenship


  • To work towards achieving and maintaining the International School Award
  • To conduct regular audits of both our formal and informal curriculum which, in turn will inform our action plans to develop activities, events and schemes of work within the curriculum which ensure that there is a clearly mapped global dimension in the learning experiences for all our pupils.
  • To develop and fully exploit a variety of global learning partnerships.
  • To actively encourage the study of foreign languages for all our students by offering a range of appropriate language options
  • To organise regular celebrations of multiculturalism at Haydon School.
  • To explore sources of funding to develop the international dimension of the school and its curriculum
  • To work with appropriate outside agencies to give pupils a richer and more multicultural experience.