Granard Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in line with the Equality Act 2010. We have an inclusive ethos which means all staff, pupils and parents/carers work together to ensure that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or social background can thrive and feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.
At Granard Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.
We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We carefully monitor the progress of pupils who fall into particular groupings (Pupil Premium, Ethnicity, Girls, Boys, Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language) and put in place strategies within and outside of the classroom to ensure everyone achieves their best.
Through our PSHE, RE and assemblies, we ensure our pupils consider and value diversity and celebrate different cultural inheritances. Pupils are taught to respect and celebrate difference and understand that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or disability has equal value. Staff model respect and understanding in all their dealings within school. Empathy and care for others are part of our school values.
Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or social background.
All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.
Please read our Equality Policy for further information.