Below are some details from our current Equalities Policy, Statement and Objectives
At Air Balloon Primary School, we believe that everyone can achieve, everyone can learn and that everyone belongs. We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief. We promote and develop a culture of inclusion and diversity where everyone is proud of their identity, feels able to participate fully in school life so that they can embody the school vision: we look to the stars.
The achievement of pupils is monitored by race, gender, disability and economic status. We also monitor the progress of children who join the school during Key Stage 2 as some of these children arrive at Air Balloon having not secured expectations in their previous key stage. We use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching
Quality of education
Air Balloon is a diverse community and we recognise the wide range of members of faith groups as well as those with no religion. Our curriculum provides opportunities for children to learn about the main religions of the world from lessons and links with local religious communities. We also recognise and celebrate a range of religious festivals and special days through a variety of different ways including special menus designed by our kitchen team. Children are given opportunities to celebrate their cultural heritage and learn about other people’s lives and beliefs in a way that is safe, kind and respectful.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure positive images, awareness and reflection of the culturally diverse world in which we live. We take part in national themed events to raise awareness of equalities through our own values led ‘Safe, Kind and Respectful’ weeks. Within our curriculum we explore the lives and achievements of numerous famous people who have overcome adversity and have helped changed people’s perspectives of minority groups. We also explore six archetypes of human behaviour that help shape the world so all children can see how equality continues to be a pertinent issue in their lifetime.
Equalities objectives relating to quality of education:
Please read our Equalities Policy