Equal Opportunities

RATIONALE
 
Galaxy International school is committed to promoting the understanding of the principles and practices of equality and justice for re-
gardless of race, gender, creed, colour or religion
 
AIMS
 
We aim to provide equality of opportunity to all our children, regardless of gender, race, religion or ability.  We aim to equip pupils with an awareness of our diverse society and to appreciate the value of difference.
 
PRACTICES
 
-  All teaching staff should be vigilant in looking for the implication of equal opportunity in our teaching.
-  Resources will be reviewed regularly to avoid any which encourage sex stereotyping and to reflect the needs of a pluralistic society.
-  No distinction of entitlement to opportunity should be made in any area of school life.
-  Teachers may need to make a conscious effort to redress the balance of expectations which they may have of either boys or girls which are solely related to gender.
-  Teachers are encouraged to take opportunities to develop their awareness of the culturally diversities within society.
-  Pupil names will be accurately recorded and correctly pronounced. Pupils are encouraged to respect names from other cultures.
 
The schools  aim is to support the learning and development of each individual child by providing an integrated, balanced, broad, stimulating and differentiated curriculum. To achieve this we work in close partnership with parents, careers and students and as a multi-disciplinary team. We want to provide a secure learning environment, which enables children to be:
-  Respectful of themselves and others
-  Happy and confident
-  Compassionate and caring
-  Tolerant and patient
-  Curious and creative
-  Appreciative and appreciated
 
The following objectives underlie our approach:
-  To provide a safe, secure, stimulating environment that embraces all children and values their race, gender, age, disability,  culture and religion.
-  To ensure that all staff receives appropriate training and maintain high levels of practice
-  To develop practice which values the wider community as a means of adding to the richness of our curriculum
-  To recognize children as part of communities, for example peer groups, families and wider society
 
INCLUSION
 
We recognize that discrimination and biases exists within society and seek to ensure that all children within our setting have the oppor-
tunities and experiences they are entitled to. We aim to work towards redressing this imbalance through our policies and practice.