Our equality vision and the values that underpin school life
It is the aim of Grove Road Primary School to provide equal opportunities for all our pupils and staff, recognising that individuals have differing needs. We aim to create an environment for learning which will encourage all children to achieve the highest level of educational achievement through the provision of a broad, balanced and creative curriculum, high expectations and through committed, enthusiastic and effective teaching.
We will work hard to help children to develop into resilient, confident, responsible and caring adults through clearly articulated parameters and in an atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect.
We will promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and in society and prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
We are guided by the following principles:
All learners are of equal value
We see all learners and potential learners, and their parents and carers, as of equal value:
- whether or not they are disabled
- whatever their ethnicity, culture, national origin or national status
- whatever their gender
- whatever their religious or non-religious affiliation or faith background.
We recognise and respect difference
Treating people equally does not necessarily involve treating them all the same. Our policies, procedures and activities must not discriminate but must nevertheless take account of differences of life-experience, outlook and background, and in the kinds of barrier and disadvantage which people may face, in relation to:
- disability, so that reasonable adjustments are made
- ethnicity, so that different cultural backgrounds and experiences of prejudice are recognised
- gender, so that the different needs and experiences of girls and boys, and women and men, are recognised
- religion, belief or faith background
We foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging
We intend that our policies, procedures and activities should promote:
- positive attitudes towards disabled people, good relations between disabled and non-disabled people, and an absence of harassment of disabled people
- positive interaction, good relations and dialogue between groups and communities different from each other in terms of ethnicity, culture, religious affiliation, national origin or national status, and an absence of prejudice-related bullying and incidents
- mutual respect and good relations between boys and girls, and women and men, and an absence of sexual and homophobic harassment.