Rowdown Primary School is committed to equality of opportunities for all pupils, staff and governors and will work to the principles of equal opportunities throughout all its activities. We believe that everyone in our school is of equal value and should be treated fairly. In order to achieve this, we aim to provide an education and school experience which is free from discrimination on the grounds of race, ability, religion, gender and sexual orientation.
We are committed to challenging and preventing discrimination, whether it occurs directly or indirectly. We treat each other equally, with dignity and respect, and seek to promote equality at all times.
- Teachers plan differentiated learning experiences which meet the needs of all pupils and which enable all pupils to reach their full potential.
- Children are given the necessary additional resources or support (or both) to meet their needs, including Gifted and Talented (G&T) and pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
- Staff run extra curriculum activities, which meet the needs of a range of pupils and which support the taught curriculum.
- Data, including attainment and attendance is monitored by ability, gender and ethnicity.
- Staff ensure that all efforts are made to make the school site physically accessible to adults and children.
- Staff liaise with other agencies including health services, social services, speech therapy and other agencies, to meet the needs of pupils with disabilities.
- Senior staff ensure that training opportunities exist for all staff.
- Staff ensure that all school policies and Religious Education plans take account of the needs of the different religious groups.
- Staff ensure that school resources, including displays, books and posters, positively reflect the school’s diversity.
- Staff ensure that we accept and support religious practices when they impinge on school life e.g. acknowledge the needs of pupils who are fasting; authorise absence due to religious festivals, when appropriate permission is requested.
- Staff are proactive in encouraging parents into school, not only to support their child’s needs but parents are also encouraged to join social groups at school or improve their own career chances through additional training.