At Wilbraham, we firmly believe that children learn better and achieve more when they are happy and when they are stimulated by their curriculum. We wanted to embed this idea in all aspects of school life, so we set about creating our school vision for what this would look like.
We have a core set of values which we believe encapsulate this:
“We want children at Wilbraham Primary School to be safe, happy, polite, confident, creative and unique.”
This shared vision was arrived at by engaging all stakeholders in the school. First, our school council were asked to produce a short video saying what they thought a child at our school should be like and what qualities they should have. All staff were given the opportunity to view the video at a training day and add their own suggestions. These were taken back to the school council who then shared them with the classes they represent. The classes voted for their favourite qualities and the statement of aspirations was created.
Our values are displayed around the school and all children have the opportunity to discuss them with their class and teachers. Pupil voice forms an important part of how we evaluate how well we are doing in providing an educational experience which lives up to our values.
As a school we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The general duties are to:
- eliminate discrimination.
- advance equality of opportunity.
- foster good relations.
We understand the principal of the act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity.
A protected characteristic under the act covers the groups listed below:
- Gender reassignment
- Maternity and pregnancy
- Religion and belief
- Sexual orientation
- Marriage and civil partnership
In order to meet our general duties listed above, the law requires us to do some specific duties to demonstrate how we meet the general duties. These are to:
- publish equality information - to demonstrate compliance with the general duty across its functions. We will not publish any information that can specifically identify any child.
- prepare and publish equality objectives.
To do this we have used the monitoring information gathered by the school on admissions, attendance, attainment, exclusions and parental involvement to determine our focus for our equality objectives.