Professional Development for Quality Teaching


Can Christmas be Inclusive?

Published: Jul 2020
4 mins


Based on a real account, this CPD video presents the dilemma of whether a primary school should put on a secular pantomime instead of a traditional nativity play, to promote inclusion.

This drama recreates a heated argument between primary teachers discussing the annual Christmas nativity play. A classic school quandary designed for you to use to set up discussions with colleagues on what to do when professionals disagree.

The headteacher encounters unexpected opposition to the proposal from some staff members and an argument ensues between Christian and atheist teachers. One member of staff storms out of the meeting room.

How should the argument have been resolved? The protagonists involved question their behaviour and ask the viewer if and how they could have reacted more positively.

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