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Viking Primary School Equality Statement

The Governors and staff of Viking Primary School are committed to the principle and practice of equality of opportunity.

We have an inclusive ethos which means all staff, pupils and parents work together to ensure that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or social background can thrive.

Alongside our commitment to valuing the cultural inheritance of all the pupils in the school we also develop our pupils understanding and appreciation of equality and diversity, in both the school and wider British society.

Through our PSHE, RE and assemblies, we ensure our pupils consider and value diversity and celebrate different cultural inheritances.

Pupils are taught to respect and celebrate difference and understand that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or disability has equal value. Staff model respect and understanding in all their dealings within school. Empathy and care for others are part of our core values.

We carefully monitor the progress of pupils who fall into particular groupings (Free School Meals, Black Minority, Ethnic, Girls, Boys, Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language) and put in place strategies within and outside of the class to ensure everyone achieves their best.

From our policy:

We believe that equity at our school should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth. The principle of equity places a duty on the school to meet the needs of all.  At Viking Primary School, equality and equity are key principles in meeting the needs of all the same, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religious beliefs/faith tradition, sexual orientation, age or any other of the protected characteristics (Single Equalities Act 2010).

Our equality objectives are:

  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.  We aim to meet this objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.
  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum.
  • To move beyond deterministic notions of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that avoid labelling.
  • To narrow the gap between less able learners and the rest of the children.
  • To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.
  • To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities

    View our Equalities and Accessibility Policy here

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