Statement of Intent for Supporting Equality

At Ouston Primary School we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs. Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.

Our school welcomes all children and values them as individuals, treating them equally and with respect. We believe that all children have the right to have their own particular needs recognised and addressed in order to achieve success. We believe that all teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs and it is therefore a whole school responsibility to ensure that these children’s needs are addressed. Through staff working together as a team, and in partnership with pupils and their parents and carers, we strive to ensure that the following aims are met:

We aim to:

  • Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued.
  • Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity.
  • Provide positive non-stereotyping information about disabilities, gender roles and diverse ethnic and cultural groups
  • Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity.
  • Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the school
  • To follow the guidelines set out in the SEN Code of Practice
  • To ensure that all pupils have equal access to a broad, balanced curriculum, which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities.
  • To identify children with Special Educational Needs as early as possible and plan a programme of support and intervention to address their needs.
  • To regularly monitor the progress of children with Special Educational Needs through review meetings, lesson observations, Support Plans and data analysis.
  • To give regular feedback to children and their parents/carers and involve them in the SEND process
  • To ensure we are fully informed with the most up to date information and procedures to support pupils with special educational needs.
  • To ensure that all staff working with SEND children are clear about their role
  • To provide regular up to date training for staff in relevant areas of Special Educational Needs.
  • To evaluate the impact of staff training and provision/intervention programme.
  • To ensure that the SEND budget is used appropriately to fund high quality resources for children with Special Educational Needs.
  • To work effectively with a range of other agencies and organisations.
  • To make good links with other mainstream and special needs primary schools, our feeder nurseries and local comprehensive schools.

Our Accessibility Plan outlines how we support SEND pupils and visitors in our school

Ouston Primary School Accessibility audit plan

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

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If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.