Equality Statement and Objectives
At Abbey Village Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.
At Abbey Village Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.
Equality in Teaching and Learning
We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by;
Seeking the views of parents and families regarding their cultural capital and including this within our daily teaching and curriculum.
Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society.
Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures.
Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping.
Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice.
Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child's education.
Utilising teaching approaches appropriate to the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.
Equality in Admissions and Exclusions.
Our Admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.
Equal Opportunities for Staff
All staff appointments and promotions are made on a basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.
Our Equality Objectives for 2022 - 2023 are:
To ensure the school actively promotes and prioritises raising awareness, appreciation of and celebration of diversity and protected characteristics.
To raise awareness of and maximise the outcomes for students with SEN or a disability.
To promote the importance of good attendance amongst pupils with SEN or a disability.
To maximise opportunities and achievement for all groups of pupils, including gender; sexuality, race and religion and those with SEN, including access to extra-curricular activities.
For more information, please see our Equality Policy 2022