Inclusion and British Values
At Furzeham Primary we believe passionately in the importance of inclusion and equality for all children and adults, and strive to ensure these values are at the heart of our practices. Disabilities Equality Act
At Furzeham School, our entire school community is committed to ensuring that at no time anyone is discriminated against. Every effort is made to ensure that everyone is aware of this and adheres to school policies which promote equality. This is reflected in the school ethos and with regard to all of our policies especially in the ones that relate to equal opportunities behaviour and anti-bullying policy, racial discrimination and harassment policy, special needs. Diversity is celebrated and Community cohesion sought our curriculum topic themes embrace this.
Furzeham Primary is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child. We have high expectations of all our children. To ensure they achieve their potential we engage a range of strategies to issue challenge at an appropriate level, and provide support to overcome barriers to learning. Children with special educational needs are catered for within their own class and, where useful, may be withdrawn for short periods to work with a specialist adult, individually or in a small group. Similarly, children who are identified as gifted or talented, demonstrating a particular aptitude in a curriculum area, will be given opportunity to extend their learning in class, and may have opportunity to work on challenges outside the classroom. All children have equal access to the curriculum.
At Furzeham Primary we are committed to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. We aim to provide an education which is sensitive to individual needs and accessible to all children regardless of special educational need, sexual orientation, sex, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment or disability. The school seeks to promote awareness, understanding and respect for diversity in our world. This is achieved through the celebration of special days and festivals; an engagement with awareness raising events such as national Refugee Week; and the embedding of lessons learned through the achievements of individuals from diverse backgrounds across disciplines and through history.
The British Government defined its concept of ‘British Values’ in its 2011 Prevent Strategy, and since 2014 the Department for Education has required all schools to “promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.
Our School has a diverse community and welcomes and values everyone, whatever their ability, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality or background. As a primary school, we believe we have a vital role in combating discrimination and promoting fairness, justice and equality through our teaching and in the role models we offer. We teach the children to be responsible citizens and positive representatives of the United Kingdom within the wider world.
There is a designated disabled parking bay in the rear car park, with access to the ground floor levels available through the front double-doors or via a ramp in the rear playground leading from the car park.
Access between in KS2 is via a lift or stairwell. In KS1 and EYFS there are lift facilities and an internal electronic stair lift.