Inclusion & Equality

‘Inverclyde Education Service is committed to ensuring that no children or members of staff or service users receive less favourable treatment on any ground including gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We have a moral, social and legal obligation to mainstream and out equality at the heart of everything we do. We aim to promote a culture in which equality of opportunity exists for all. We are opposed to all forms of discrimination, direct or indirect, and aim to eliminate all discriminatory practices. We will ensure that, in our schools and other educational establishments, equality permeates the curriculum and underpins all our policies and practices in terms of access to education. We must ensure that all our children achieve their full potential to develop physically, emotionally and academically. Finally, we believe that equality and inclusion should be given right, where everyone is valued and treated with respect.

Inclusion and Equality

Inverclyde Council Education Service aims to:

Offer education of the highest quality to all young people within a developing culture of inclusion.

Endorse the principles of inclusion, entitlement and equality of opportunity in the development of best practice.

Value the diversity of interests, qualities and abilities of every learner.

Believe that every child and young person is entitled to educational opportunities which enable the achievement of success and further development of the individual’s learning potential within the least restrictive environment.

Affirm the right of all young people to have access to the highest quality of educational provision which is appropriate to learning needs, is supportive of the young person and is delivered in partnership with young people, parents and the wider community.

In meeting the needs of all of our pupils we will demonstrate no discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. This encompasses curricular, extra curricular and classroom activities and is foremost in the attitudes which we develop in our pupils.

Equal Opportunities and Social Justice

We are determined to make sure that every pupil is supported throughout school, fairly and equally, regardless of circumstances. We call this social justice and it’s about making sure that all pupils are given an equal chance to reach their potential.

In meeting the needs of all our pupils we will demonstrate no discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
The Equality Statement for Inverclyde Schools

This encompasses curricular, extra-curricular and classroom activities and is foremost in the attitudes which we develop in our pupils.

In light of recent legislation on Human Rights, Race Equality and Disability, the authority and its establishments are reviewing policy and practice on equal opportunities and social justice.

It is the aim of the school through the Health and Wellbeing curriculum to foster, in our pupils, positive regard for self, for others and their needs, and to develop life skills to enable them to participate effectively and safely in society. Pastoral care is the responsibility of the Principal Teachers, Depute Head Teacher and the Head Teacher. Parents will be kept informed of any change in school policy.

Further information and advice, if desired, may be obtained from the head teacher.

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