Develop our children's understanding and appreciation of diversity, celebrating commonalities and promoting respect for people's different characteristics
At Drayton Park we are blessed with an incredibly diverse population of children, families and staff. Our aim is to be truly inclusive as an organisation. We want to equip our children to overcome the barriers that prejudice may present them with as they grow. We want our children to make the world a better, fairer place for all, when they are the adults.
Key to our vision as a school is identity and community. We aim for our schools to be fully inclusive; to be a place in which everyone can be themselves and knows they belong; and in which no one is left out or left behind. As part of this, we actively teach equalities as part of our curriculum. We are working on an annual cycle with all our staff to develop age-appropriate content that addresses all the protected characteristics in the Equalities Act. We want our pupils to learn to live positively in our diverse world. We want them to deepen their knowledge and understanding of others and develop an increasing ability to empathise with those who are different from them; to recognise everyone's common humanity. Our equalities teaching is about celebrating diversity for the ways in which it enriches our lives.