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Chapel Break Infant School

Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At Chapel Break Infant School we believe passionately in the importance of inclusion and equality for all children and adults, and strive to ensure these values are at the heart of our practices.

Inclusion

Chapel Break is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child. We have high expectations of all our children. To ensure they achieve their potential we engage a range of strategies to issue challenges at an appropriate level, and provide support to overcome barriers to learning. Children with special educational needs are catered for within their own class and, where useful, may be withdrawn for short periods to work with a specialist adult, individually or in a small group. Similarly, children who are identified as gifted or talented, demonstrating a particular aptitude in a curriculum area, will be given the opportunity to extend their learning in class. All children have equal access to the curriculum.

Equality

At Chapel Break we are committed to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. We aim to provide an education which is sensitive to individual needs and accessible to all children regardless of special educational need, sexual orientation, sex, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment or disability. The school seeks to promote awareness, understanding and respect for diversity in our world. This is achieved through the celebration of special days and festivals; an engagement with awareness raising events such as national Refugee Week; and the embedding of lessons learned through the achievements of individuals from diverse backgrounds across disciplines and through history.

Equality Act 2010

We believe that all of our pupils, staff and parents have equal rights and should be treated equally regardless of any differences. Chapel Break Infant School is committed to meeting its responsibilities in relation to the Equality Act of 2010 and aims to uphold the three main elements of the Act:

- Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act.

- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not  share it.

- Foster good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

 

British Values

Our School has a wonderfully diverse community and welcomes and values everyone, whatever their ability, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality or background. As an infant school, we believe we have a vital role in combating discrimination and promoting fairness, justice and equality through our teaching and in the role models we offer. We teach the children to be responsible citizens and positive representatives of the United Kingdom within the wider world. Children are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect  and tolerance. We promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law,  individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and  beliefs. As part of the ‘Community’ thread of our vision, we are currently working on a project that focuses on EEDI, Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, with the governors, staff, children and community, see here. Our aim is to strengthen the knowledge and  improve the curriculum to reflect these 4 areas so that all feel respected, listened to and equal members of our school community.

 

Sasha Burgess

EYFS Teacher and EEDI Lead

The role of the EEDI Leader is to actively promote all aspects of equality and diversity within our school. If you would like to know more or you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Sasha Burgess.