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Air Balloon Hill 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 education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith, religion, beliefs or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all.
At Air Balloon Hill Primary School we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
Our approach to equality is based on the following 7 key principles
The principles of equality and diversity are set out in the following School policies:
We comply with the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011. We will meet our obligations under the Act, including the requirement to undertake review and consultation. The school’s policies and procedures that relate to equality and diversity are overseen by the Link Governor for Equalities and the Governors Standards Committee which meet regularly.
Our Equality Objectives are:
Please read our Equalities Policy
Data Collection Sheets
On Monday, children will bring home envelopes containing Data Collection Sheets - these sheets contain the key information we hold about you and your child - please take some time to check that the details are correct, making any amendments necessary and returning the forms to the school office by Friday 2nd February.