Mission statement – Turning small wonders into shining lights
School vision – We can do all things through Him who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13)
School aims –
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Our whole community takes equality, diversity and inclusion very seriously indeed. All of our students, our staff and governors receive training on the Equality Act and commit to living by it as a fundamental aspect of our values, not merely abiding by it. We actively recruit people who are committed to celebrating the beauty and richness of a diverse community – and we make it quite clear that people who do not have these values will not be a good fit for our school.
Our staff and students have written their own respective codes of conduct, incorporating the Equality Code, and hold each other to account using inclusive nudges, to ensure that the language we use is always as appropriate and inclusive as possible.
Our young people know all about diversity, and start by celebrating their own neurodiversity – a term they understand and use proudly. We have an equality, diversity and inclusion steering group who have been meeting since 2021 to create, enact and share ambitious plans which enable our school to reflect our commitment to inclusion ever more tangibly and measurably. This serves to foster not just good but great relations and allyship between people who share protected characteristics and people who do not.
We encourage our students to collaborate with their peers in our neighbouring school to explore and celebrate intersectionality and shared experiences. Our curriculum is ever more representative and actively seeks to usualise the protected characteristics. When we make strategic decisions and design or review policies, we carefully consider who it affects and how, systematically considering the protected characteristics alongside other factors which may lead to advantage and disadvantage.
We have robust policies in place for both conduct and practice to ensure the dignity and equality of opportunity of every member of our community. We challenge ourselves to seek out any areas of inequality and to improve them.