In this school we will ensure that at every level, in all our work and throughout all aspects of the school community and its life, all will be treated equally.
- To ensure that all learners have equal access to a rich, broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
- To advance equality of opportunity by ensuring that teaching, learning and curriculum promote equality, celebrate diversity and promote community cohesion by fostering good relations.
- To eliminate any discrimination, harassment and victimisation. To ensure that no-one is unfairly or illegally disadvantaged as a consequence of their age, disability, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnic or national origin, disability or religious beliefs.
- To recognise and celebrate diversity within our community.
- To ensure that those with leadership responsibility and individual members of staff, accept responsibility for planning teaching, learning and the curriculum and that this policy is applied to all we do.
- To increase transparency so that learners and parents are fully involved in the provision made by the school.
- To ensure that within the school budget, adequate funding is provided to underpin this policy and that intervention, positive action and preventative action are funded where needed.
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Anti-Racist School Commitment
We want to ensure that pupils, parents and staff all feel the same sense of belonging and attachment to the school irrespective of their background.
We are undertaking a programme of action both immediate and long term across all areas of the school to ensure that wherever we can have influence, we are a leading example of how to ensure all our children feel equally empowered.
We are committed to evolving our approach and have worked towards developing our aims. Steps taken to date:
- Staff training on unconscious bias planned for later in the year;
- A commitment to increase the diversity of our staff;
- Work on reviewing our curriculum to ensure it is decolonised, diversified and inclusive for all our children;
- Audit of books both in classrooms and the library and an investment in more diverse books to ensure children can identify and feel represented in books and resources;
- A commitment to creating a listening culture with an aim to have a collaborative model enabling open and difficult conversations about race and unconscious bias to take place, leading to better understanding and the ability to respond to the experiences and feelings of our families.