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Pear Tree Mead Academy
Pear Tree Mead
Harlow
Essex
CM18 7BY

Telephone: 01279 836181

Head Teacher: Mrs Christine Peden

Chair of Governors: Mrs Wendy Beckett

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Equality Statement

Overarching Statement, Equality Objectives and Aims 2018-2021

 

Equality Objectives

 

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment related to the Equality Act 2010
  • Promote equality of opportunity between men and women
  • Promote equality of opportunity between boys and girls
  • Promote equality of opportunity for different races. Promote good relations between different ethnic groups
  • Promote equality of opportunity between disabled persons and other persons
  • Promote positive attitudes to disability
  • Raise awareness of Community Cohesion throughout the school and its stakeholders

 

In accordance with our mission statement here at Pear Tree Mead Academy we pledge:

 

  • to respect the human rights of all our pupils
  • to educate all about equality
  • to respect the equal rights of our staff and other members of the school community

 

We will assess our current school practices (Equality Impact Assessment) and implement all necessary resulting actions in relation to:

 

  • ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • socio-economic background
  • gender and gender identity
  • disability
  • sexual orientation
  • age

 

We will promote community cohesion at school, local, national and global levels, comparing our school community to its local and national context and implementing all necessary actions in relation to:

 

  • ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • socio-economic background

 

Through our school policy we aim to:

 

  • provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued;
  • include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity;
  • provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people;
  • improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity to make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the setting.

Pupils with disabilities at Pear Tree Mead Academy

 

Pupils with disabilities are welcomed at Pear Tree Academy.  We are a fully inclusive school and ensure that pupils with disabilities are not treated less favourably than other people by following our curriculum access plan:-

 

  • All staff remain aware of National Curriculum Inclusion Statements
  • Lessons are always responsive to pupil diversity
  • There is full curriculum access for pupils with a range of disabilities and appropriate strategies are identified in planning
  • All staff are aware of available specialist support
  • A regular review ensures pupils with disabilities can participate in the wider curriculum e.g. clubs and school visits

 

The school was built with a range of features to ensure comfortable accessibility for children and adults with disabilities.  These include extra wide classroom doors for wheelchair entry, disabled toilets and showers.  Also included are ramps and handrails outside all main buildings.  We have a disabled parking space and a ramp to the front entrance.

 

Take a look at our equality and diversity policy in full at Pear Tree Mead by clicking on the link below: