ABSTRACT

In the past, particularly during training sessions, I used the word ‘celebrate’ when defining the aims of the No Outsiders ethos. The word sounds innocuous enough; I can hear myself use it in a line such as ‘We need to recognise our differences and then celebrate them’; it sounds reasonable to me. But in the last few months, the challenges around No Outsiders at my own school made me begin to question and reflect on my use of the word.