Diversity at the Village School

 

 

The Village school Diversity ethos statement.

 

At The Village School (TVS) we are committed to ensuring equality and diversity of opportunity for all of our pupils, staff and parents. This includes age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We aim to empower a culture of inclusion, entitlement and diversity in which all those connected to TVS feel proud of their identity and are able to participate fully in all aspects of school life.

We ensure we tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality and diversity by openly challenging any form of bullying, stereotyping and lack of ambition for all our young people. This culture is seen throughout TVS and applies throughout all our offsite settings therefore making our school an enjoyable, safe and welcoming place to all visitors.

At The Village School there are ‘no barriers only potential’ which identifies with our ethos of Equality and Diversity and is practised throughout. Our vision is an ‘inclusive community school celebrating diversity’ in which ‘We value and are valued as part of the wider community’. This allows us to share our practices in line with the Equality Act 2010. All of our young people have the opportunity to succeed and to reach their highest level of personal achievements in and out of school, through our provisions we continue to grow our young people through their personalised pathways.

Our recruitment processes are designed to be open and honest and we promote a fair and consistent approach to applications. We regularly review applications and ensure we are selecting the best possible candidates, irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. All decisions made on appointments, whether internal or external are made in line with the law and reflective of our open culture, alongside the Equality Act 2010.

 

Russell Davey

Headteacher