Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
One of our core values at The Langley Academy Primary is Family, and this links closely to the Trust’s vision of ‘One community. Many ideas. Everyone’s future’.
At TLAP, we place great emphasis on ensuring children are proud of their background (culture, race, religion, family) so that they can excel. We value each and every child and their family. We celebrate our differences, as through diversity, we find strength.
We work to ensure that every child feels valued and sees themselves positively represented through aspects of school life. Building a sense of pride in oneself, leads to happier children, who then strive to fulfil their high aspirations. In order to achieve this, our curriculum is carefully structured, as are our class names, so that all children see themselves represented. We believe that, ‘you can’t be, what you can’t see.’ Through our curriculum and inclusive approach, we build a sense of pride, acceptance and genuine respect for the different ways each of us live our lives.
Over the past few years, The Arbib Trust have worked to ensure that members of The Trust challenge any stereotypical views, they may have stemming from race or culture. This helps to build a stronger sense of equity. We are proud to have supported this work. Our staff and pupil diversity group has been instrumental in ensuring that we continue to reflect on our practises. Our pupils are future leaders and are very confident in sharing their ideas to increase diversity. Our cultural day showed the power of children’s dreams. Last academic year, we also focussed on Neurodiversity. This year, we aim to widen that work further to consider different disabilities, whilst building on the work already started.
The Equality Act (2010) applies to all schools. The purpose of the Equality Act is to ensure that schools do not unlawfully discriminate against people because of their age, sex, race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, marriage or civil partnership, or sexual orientation. These are collectively known as the protected characteristics. Therefore, our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion ensures we meet this criteria.
Preparing children for a diverse world is at the forefront of our minds. We know that it is no small task, but we are determined to build a better future for everyone. To achieve this, we expect our TLAP family (community of children, staff, their families and visitors) to respect one another. In this way, we help to prepare our children to be the best they can be.