Respect

Courage

Compassion

Respect

Courage

Compassion

Equality in Our School

Ampney Crucis C of E Primary School recognises the importance of education in creating life opportunities and recognises that the influence of school on a child’s life is made more significant if they currently have, or have had in the past, a disadvantaged home life. This document provides information about what Ampney Crucis C of E Primary School is doing to develop our pupils’ ability to live in a diverse society.

We have considered a range of information and feel that these objectives will help us meet the duties set out by the Equality Act 2010 to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster Good relations    

Our Equality Objectives are:

1.  To increase understanding of religious/faith diversity (including people who do not have a faith) and to develop an awareness of the history of religious intolerance in Britain and Europe and to learn to promote tolerance and understanding.

2. To address pupil mental health and wellbeing as part of our commitment to preventing mental health difficulties that may start in childhood but have a greater impact in adult life.

3. To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school.

1. Increase understanding of religious/faith diversity

Ampney C of E Primary School is focusing on ensuring that our pupils understand and appreciate the rich diversity of Britain and the important values that help people with differing perspectives and outlooks to live together harmoniously. This Equality Objective will help us to increase understanding of religious/faith diversity (including people who do not have a faith) and to develop an awareness of the history of religious intolerance in Britain and Europe, and to learn to promote tolerance and understanding.

How we will achieve this objective:

After securing a GOOD judgement in our November SIAMS inspection, the Head teacher as RE lead will continue to work on the next steps as advised by this inspection and work to continue to develop  the school's moral and religious compass. From September 2022 Mrs McKay is Worship lead and together with Mrs Wood, they will continue to develop Worship across the school.

2. Pupil mental health and wellbeing

 Academic attainment is important, but pupils need to progress through their education feeling happy and self-confident.Ampney Crucis C of E Primary School is commited to providing a nurturing enviornment to help develop the resileince of our pupils to cope with the ups and downs and stresses of every day life. Ampney Crucis C of E Primary School has decided that one of our Equality Objectives will address pupil mental health and wellbeing as part of our commitment to preventing mental health difficulties that may start in childhood but have a greater impact in adult life. This also extends to the well being of staff.

Our provision of this will be reviewed with all Stakeholders in Spring/Summer 2022.

How we will achieve this objective:

Through the financial support of the local cluster of schools bidding for money. The HT has achieved her Level 5 in Trauma Informed and is able to support staff and individuals through specific work. The training and CPD for staff within school on this is ongoing.

Individual children who require additional nurture sessions are having those on a weekly basis by the SENCo and SENd TA.

The SEND TA will be taking part in the Senior Mental Health Lead training with an aim to qualify in Summer 2023.

There is a named Governor for well being who champions that of staff and children. It is also itemised on every FGB meeting.

There is a high focus on this through weeks such as Children's Mental Health as well as an ongoing thread through our PSHE programme and other areas.

3. Promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience

Ampney Crucis C of E Primary School is committed to ensuring pupils will have a wider experience of a divergent society, through our curriculum but also through developing the wider curriculum that involves visits outside school and visitors to school.

How we will achieve this objective:

We will provide many opportunities through visits, visitors to school and school clubs that develop the children’s understanding that they are part of a multi faith society and so they can learn the values of other religions. There is also a programme of visitors to lead and attend Acts of Worship to share different faiths and cultures.

Together we live, learn and flourish

Ampney CrucisC of E Primary School

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School Lane, Ampney Crucis,
Cirencester,
Gloucestershire, GL7 5SD

Ampney CrucisC of E Primary School

Contact Us

School Business Manager | Heather Chadwick

01285 851440 admin@ampneycrucis.gloucs.sch.uk

Headteacher and SENCo | Mrs Tana Wood

Chair of Governors | Howard Beddoe

About Us

We may look small from the outside, but we have lovely grounds to explore at the back of our school as well as new library that is the pride and joy of all our school.