At Henleaze Infant School a process of consultation involving pupils, parents and staff has established our vision of ‘Outstanding Learning for All’. We seek to fulfill this by securing commitment by our whole community to our Values and Aims. We aim to do this with our Mission that “We have the determination and expertise to support the creation of a wide range of learning opportunities for all.” This is underpinned by our four prime values. They are:
Value 1 Respect – in practice, this means:
Being polite and kind to one another.
Taking turns and listening.
Looking after one another.
Understanding that we are all different.
Value 2 Feeling Safe – in practice, this means:
Aware of risks and dangers.
Confident to talk to adults you know and trust.
School rules are there to make you feel safe.
Safe secrets/secrets you need to tell.
Value 3 Happiness – in practice, this means everyone being:
Smiling and welcoming.
Talking to each other.
Value 4 Included – in practice, what does this look like?
Everyone is special.
Recognising each other’s similarities and differences.
Be confident to join in and welcome others to do the same.
These values and aims underpin our curriculum outlined below:
At Henleaze Infant School we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, faith or religion, socio-economic background or being pregnant or undertaking maternity leave. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.
The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. At Henleaze Infant School we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
This is underpinned by the Equality Act 2010.
It is our duty and we shall endeavour to:
(a) eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;
(b) advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
(c) foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.