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Elaine Primary School

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

Equal opportunities for all
Differences and similarities celebrated
Involved, valued, welcomed and safe

At Elaine, we welcome everybody into our community. The staff, governors, pupils and parents work together to make school a happy, welcoming place where all children feel that they belong and can achieve their full potential and develop as confident individuals. We celebrate diversity and promote a positive culture where everyone can thrive and feel proud of who they are. We provide a learning environment that enables all pupils to make the greatest possible progress and achieve their full potential in a caring, supportive and fully inclusive environment. 

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As an inclusive community, we are deeply committed to removing the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual pupils, or groups of pupils. Equality of opportunity is a reality for all our children within school and our dedicated inclusion team and staff work relentlessly to ensure that all children have the right to a fulfilling learning experience, regardless of their social background, ethnicity, special educational or medical need, disability, gender or religion. This includes support to all our parents, through informal coffee mornings, events and workshops, as we understand the vital role our families play in the well-being and development of their children and the importance of working together as a team.

As a school, we fully recognise our responsibilities under the Equalities Act 2010 and aim to move beyond compliance with the legislation. The vision is supported by robust equality objectives and an EDI staff and Trust working party. All staff have received training in this area and are committed to continuous improvement. We teach the children about equality, diversity and inclusion throughout our inclusive and representative global curriculum, through regular opportunities in assembly, educational visits, visitors and we aim to reflect these values in our day-to-day interactions with the children.

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Everybody at Elaine is responsible for equality, diversity and inclusion, and we also have our inclusion team who are:

Name Role
Sarah Martin Headteacher
Imandeep Atwal Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Danielle Dunlop Assistant Headteacher (SEMH - Inclusion / SEMH SENCO)
Natalie Cook Assistant Headteacher (SEMH - T&L)
Kelly Richardson SENCO
Lauren Macauley SEND Admin Assistant
Sarah Sparkes Home School Support Worker and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Helen Griffiths Pastoral Lead
Vicky Thompson Pastoral Mentor