Inclusion helps all learners to thrive and reach their full potential. It is the process of identifying, understanding and breaking down the barriers to participation and belonging.
It is essential that all educational settings have a fully inclusive culture that promotes and values diversity and strives to provide equality of opportunity for every child and young person regardless of their Race, belief, gender, gender identity, special educational needs or disability.
It is the responsibility of everyone to challenge prejudice, recognise the diverse needs that individuals may have and to work to remove the barriers that create discrimination.
Discrimination may be physical, attitudinal, or institutional.
The Equality Act 2010 provides a legal framework that protects the rights of individuals and advances equality of opportunity for all. Meeting the requirements of the Act requires regular reviews of practice, policies and procedures to ensure that they do not discriminate against anyone with the “protected characteristics" stated in the Act.
The rights of children with special educational needs or disabilities are also protected by the SEND Code of Practice 2014.
- Support for pupils' linguistic and cultural identity
- Support for Pupils with SEND
- Meeting the statutory responsibilities of the Equalities Act 2010
- Hate Crime