Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
ICARE-FLYER BDAT Inclusion Poster
The EDI Working Group:
Alice Jones – Headteacher
Heather Cooper – SENCO and Inclusion Lead
Jo Brown – Assistant Headteacher and Curriculum Lead
Kevin Campbell-Wright – Chair of Governors
Jane Topham – SEND and Safeguarding Governor
Helen Hartley – Office Administrator
Please click here to view our EDI Strategy.
Please click here to view our EDI Action Plan.
EQUALITY INFORMATION AND OBJECTIVES
Equality information and objectives Oct 22
EQUALITY ACT AND SEND
The Equality Act (2010)
Everyone covered by the new Code also ‘has duties in relation to disabled children and young people under the Equality Act 2010:
- they must not discriminate and
- they must make reasonable adjustments for disabled children and young people… [this] includes children with long term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and cancer.’
Therefore, in accordance with the ‘Aims and Objectives’ set out below, Oxenhope C of E Primary School will work to be a fully inclusive and caring school which welcomes all children into its community. We will work with each child and his/her family in order to ensure they have the best start in life.
Aims and Objectives
In accordance with the principles of the SEND Code of Practice (2014), our Curriculum approach and policy aims to ensure that the school:
- Involves children and parents in the decision-making process
- Identifies and rapidly responds to children’s SEND needs.
- Collaborates fully with health and social care services to provide support for children and families with SEND
- Has high quality provision available to meet the needs of children with SEND
- Works collaboratively with SEND children and their families to write Education Health and Care Plans (EHC Plan) that help prepare the child for adulthood
- Gives children with SEND access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, which is differentiated to meet their individual needs.
- Has a graduated approach to SEND, whereby appropriate supportive actions are matched to an SEND child’s specific needs.
- Provides a ‘Local Offer’ of services available in the school which will make readily available information about the school’s facilities and support for children with SEND
- Ensures good governance and leadership of SEND provision
- Ensures SEND children are not treated less favourably than other children.
Examples of EDI within our curriculum:
‘During our Sound science topic, year 4 learnt about ‘the world without sound’ and the deaf community globally and in Oxenhope, along with how they communicate. Year 4 were so inspired from learning sign language that for their social injustice project they wanted to raise awareness for the deaf community in Oxenhope. They researched and found that only a small percentage of people knew sign language in their local community while the number of deaf people was far greater. Therefore they were hoping that people follow in their footsteps of learning to sign and allow everyone the opportunity to talk.’
Watch the video here.