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Accessibility And Equality

Ingoldisthorpe C of E VA Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents, carers and governors irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background.


We take pride in our culture of inclusion and diversity, where all members of our community are valued and welcomed. We feel proud of each and everyones personal opinions, identity and ensure full participation in school life for all, in all aspects from learning to trips to residentials and assessments. 

We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all. Our PSHE and RSE curriculum enables all children to recognise and celebrate their uniqueness, differences and areas of commonality. We believe that diversity is a strength and this is actively taught within our setting. We provide a calm and friendly environment

where everyones personal choices, opinions and lives are respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.

Equality in Teaching and learning

We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:

  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society, listening to each others opinions, comparing, contrasting and debating respectfully

  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community and wider area without stereotyping, welcoming those from our local community who have different faiths, ideas and backgrounds

  • Promoting positivity, morals, attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice, we stand up against bullying and ensure that our students feel safe

  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures, welcoming in those who wish to share their cultures with us

  • Seeking to involve all parents and carers in supporting their child’s education

  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.

Equality in Admissions and Exclusions

Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background. To read more about our admissions policies click here, or contact the school office for more information. All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are safer recruitment trained and are alwasy ensuring that inclusive practises are followed. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community and helps children understand the varied nature of the world, advocating for SEND learners and staff. 

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