At the PRU we are committed to ensuring that all of our pupils achieve their full potential and recognise those who have protected characteristics. We tackle any barriers to learning regardless of race, religion, gender, disability and economic disadvantage that may impact adversely on children’s progress or well-being. As such, we welcome our duty under the Single Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations with all stakeholders.
Our shared vision and values underpin our approach to actively seeking opportunities for staff, pupils, parents and carers to celebrate diversity within the PRU, whilst challenging bullying and stereotypes, creating an environment which champions respect for all.
We aim to be an inclusive setting and engage with all our children and stakeholders through our shared vision and values. We are committed to equality both as an employer and a service-provider by:
- Ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
- Making the PRU a safe, secure and stimulating place for everyone.
- Ensuring that the PRU curriculum celebrates and represents a wide and diverse range of protected characteristics.
- Recognising that people have different needs and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all exactly the same.
- Recognising that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them achieve and be successful.
- Making sure that people from different groups are consulted with and involved in our decisions, for example through talking to pupils and parents/carers, the mainstream schools we support and other professionals involved in the care of the child.
- Not tolerating harassment, less favourable treatment or discrimination as a result of any protected characteristics.
We are committed to:
- Dealing promptly with complaints of bullying and harassment, including those related to the protected characteristics.
- Ensuring our sites provide full accessibility for people with disabilities.
- Ensuring our curriculum, resources and the presentation of the PRU promote positive images of all people, including different and diverse families, accepting and promoting people's differences, teaching about other faiths and visiting other places of worship.
- Reviewing and analysing pupil data of all children, regardless of their protected characteristics, and put extra provision in place where required.
- Regularly reviewing our policies and procedures so that we meet our responsibilities for equality, sharing learning and taking action to improve practice, as appropriate.
- Ensuring that our communications are clear and accessible to all.
Our Equalities Policy, our SEND Policy and our Accessibility Plan reflect our commitment to treating everyone fairly.