As a Church of England school, we believe everyone is loved unconditionally by God and is individual and unique. Everyone is equal and we treat each other with dignity and respect. Each person in all their unique difference should be able to thrive, irrespective of physical appearance, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
These objectives are set to be reviewed in the Spring Term of 2024.
Objective 1: increase resources in school to demonstrate greater representation of all protected characteristics under the Equality Act (e,g positive examples of people in wheel chairs/ story books including girls wearing hijab/ picture books with characters wearing hearing aids/ celebrating examples of young people making a difference/ different types of families )
Why we have chosen this objective: It is important for children who see themselves as ‘different’ to recognise themselves in the resources we use and begin to understand that these ‘differences’ don’t have to hold them back.
Objective 2 To successfully implement the teaching of statutory Relationships Education (PSHER)
Why we have chosen this objective: One of the aims of the new Relationships Education framework is to teach children the importance of respecting others, even if they are different to them. It also aims to teach practical steps to improve respectful relationships and have children understand they are equal, regardless of their own characteristics.
Objective 3 : ensure children with a physical disability have access to the complete curriculum.
Why we have chosen this objective: the number of children in school who have a physical disability (including visual and hearing impairment, and children using wheel chairs) is increasing. We want to ensure that these children are not excluded from any part of the curriculum.