At St Peter and St Paul C of E Infant School, we believe that everyone in our school community has the right to be safe, to be treated with respect, to be valued and to learn.
Love is at the heart of all that we do and our values of Hope, Courage, Wisdom and Respect guide us to ensure that everyone within our community develops the knowledge, skills and self belief to thrive academically and socially.
Ultimately, we want to ensure that everyone, regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs or economic status can shine their light and flourish.
At St Peter and St Paul C of E Infant School, we believe that equality should permeate all aspects of school life and it is the responsibility of every member of the school and the wider community. Every member of the school community should feel valued and celebrated.
We will ensure that we put in place a range of actions to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and reduce inequality.
Mutual respect is explicitly taught and all children, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background will be welcomed.
To achieve this the school has identified the following key objectives:
Objective 1: To explicitly teach mutual respect and ensure that opportunities are provided through collective worship and across our curriculum to celebrate diversity
Objective 2: To ensure that we work to address educational disadvantage across our curriculum
Objective 3: To invest in books and resources that celebrate the diversity of our community
Objective 4: To enhance our family wellbeing offer to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement
In order to meet our objectives, the school has identified the following priorities:
Objective 1: Ensure that pupils are explicitly taught mutual respect and that are policies and procedures are reviewed to reflect this and enable our community to 'Let Their Light Shine'. For the Headteacher and subject leaders to review our collective worship overview and curriculum planning to ensure that all of our pupils and families feel represented and that diversity is valued.
Objective 2: Scaffolds will be provided and visualisers will be used to model and guide practice within lessons to ensure that all pupils can be successful. Pre and post teaching interventions will be provided and knowledge organisers will be used to ensure all pupils have the prerequisite language and knowledge that they need to access learning across the curriculum. Reading will be prioritised. Sounds- Write will be taught in all year groups from September 2022 and staff in key stage 1 will be trained on the 'Talk for Reading' approach to ensure all pupils become confident readers.
Objective 3: The headteacher and subject leaders will audit resources and books within school and invest in additional texts and artefacts which enhance learning and represent our pupils within our community.
Objective 4: We build strong relationships with parents so that we can work in partnership for the good of every individual child and offer the best support to our children. We know that to address educational disadvantage, we need to reduce barriers to learning and ensure that families, parents and carers, have the appropriate support and access to education e.g. courses, health services, relationship advice and financial services. Our Family Wellbeing lead will work with groups and individual families to tailor support and/or direct and refer our families to external agencies. We will work with families to access Early Help and ensure that parents and carers feel engaged in school life.
We comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty Accessibility Plan.
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to: