Stoughton Infant 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 provision and opportunity throughout the school community for both children, staff and governors.
1. All learners are of equal value. Whether or not they are disabled, whatever their ethnicity, culture, national origin or national status, whatever their gender and gender identity, whatever their religious or non-religious affiliation or faith background and whatever their sexual orientation.
2. We recognize, respect and value difference and understand that diversity is a strength. We take account of differences and strive to remove barriers and disadvantages, which people may face, in relation to disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, belief or faith and sexual orientation. We believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships. We actively promote positive attitudes and mutual respect between groups and communities different from each other.
4. We foster a shared sense of cohesion and belonging. We want all members of our school community to feel a sense of belonging within the school and wider community and to feel that they are respected and able to participate fully in school life.
5. We observe good equalities practice for our staff. We ensure that policies and procedures benefit all employees and potential employees in all aspects of their work, including in recruitment and promotion, and in continuing professional development.
6. We foster the development of the whole child. We expect that all pupils can make good progress and achieve well in all aspects of their education so they have the tools and skills they need to thrive in the next step of their education.
7. We work to raise standards for all pupils, but especially for the most vulnerable. We believe that imp proving the quality of education for the most vulnerable groups of pupils raises standards across the whole school.
Our approach is reflected in our equality policy and our accessibility plan, which can be viewed from our policies page and this statement reflects the Equality Act of 2010.