Equality and Diversity

Equality Statement

At Thomas Gray Primary School we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age 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 are able to participate fully in school life. We aim to provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed, and to reach the highest level of personal achievement.

Our vision and values ensure that every pupil and teacher is given an equal opportunity to achieve their potential.  We tackle discrimination through positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.

At Thomas Gray Primary School we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us. Therefore we:

  • Do our best to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
  • Make sure the school is a safe, secure and stimulating place for everyone.
  • Recognise that people have different needs and understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all exactly the same.
  • Recognise that for some people extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.
  • Do our best to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and involved in our decisions, for example through talking with pupils and parents and carers, and through our School Council

Equality targets

To maintain the very low numbers of  incidents of prejudice-related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act

  • How: To continue to embed JIGSAW and focus on character strengths. To continue with staff professional development in behaviour management.
  • Impact: will be measured through incident books- bullying logs/ pupil voices

To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school

  • How: To ensure that the school curriculum embraces different cultures. To ensure that all classes have visit or visitor linked to cultural development
  • Impact: Pupil survey-  review and monitoring of curriculum and extended curriculum

To promote and encourage SEND pupils through inclusive teaching provision, intervention and support linked to targets identified on their SEND plans.

  • How: To ensure that the SEND learning plans are of a high quality , through support from Inclusion team and scrutiny by SENDCo. To ensure that the actions identified on the plans are put in place and delivered through high quality first teaching and interventions.
  • Impact: Inclusion consultant reports; SENDCo scrutiny of plans and work report; SENDCo learning walk evidence; Intervention progress data