Equality and Diversity at Eaton
Eaton Primary School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.
We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents, and carers irrespective of race, sex/gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background.
We promote a culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity/ability to participate fully in school life.
We promote equality, tackle all forms of discrimination, and foster good relationships between diverse groups of people.
We challenge discrimination, harassment, victimisation, bullying and stereotypes. Our school culture is supportive, and we create working/learning environments which champions respect for all.
Our staff, SLT and Governors, believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected, valued 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:
- Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
- 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
- Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
- Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
- Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.
We adopt the following key principles:
- All learners are of equal value
- We recognise and respect difference
- We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
- We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
- We have the highest expectations of all our children.
- Ensure all pupils new to school, including those with EAL and SEND experience a successful transition, are happy and settle quickly socially and academically.
- Ensure all pupils, irrespective of gender, make at least good progress year on year and to close the gaps in attainment between girls and boys.
- Ensure all parents are happy to come to school to take part in school events and feel they are able to raise concerns about their child or about the way they are treated as a member of the school community, and do not feel they are discriminated against in any way.
- Extend out pupils’ understanding of cultural diversity and tolerance of differences in culture and religious beliefs through positive experiences of different cultures, traditions and languages.
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 the 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.
The school has a full and separate Equality information and Objectives Policy. Please consult this for further details if you wish (link below).