Equality and Diversity
We are an inclusive organisation and welcome children and their families from all backgrounds, all faiths and none, and from all cultures. We do not discriminate against anyone including those with protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Newtown Primary School is all about people and one of our core values is to 'Celebrate Diversity'. Everyone is:
Our staff follow and put into practice national and local policies and guidelines on equality in education, support for disability and special needs, moral and religious education and child protection and safeguarding.
We aim to provide every child the encouragement and opportunity:
- To develop and build on earlier learning.
- To be active, enthusiastic, thoughtful and responsive.
- To experience new learning through a planned curriculum which covers appropriate aspects of language, social, cultural, moral, emotional, cognitive, mathematical, scientific, creative and physical development both indoors and outdoors.
- To take part in all activities, which are organised to take into account different languages, cultural experiences, backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.
- To progress in all ways, by using our professional knowledge to assess the educational achievements of young children.
- To feel happy and safe in a caring environment.
Teaching and learning at Newtown reflects the diversity of our school community and does not predominantly focus on white male achievement. Pupils are exposed to learning which explores a balance of equality and diversity including women's history, disability history, a range of faiths and non-faiths and BAME projects.
Newtown Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. To achieve this, our equality objectives 2017 - 2021 are as follows:
- To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability and act upon any trends or patterns in this data that require additional support for pupils; ensuring that groups of pupils have equality of opportunity and performance variations between groups are diminished.
- To improve provision for pupils for whom English is an additional language, particularly new arrivals at the early stage of English acquisition
- To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school
You can download our equality action plan and equality policy below.