Spittal School is a Christian community where we recognise the dignity and values of the individual. All members of this community are encouraged to develop their potential in terms of knowledge and understanding, which includes spiritual, moral and physical awareness.
We aim to provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed, and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. To do this, we will:
• use contextual data to improve the ways in which we provide support to individuals and groups of pupils;
• monitor achievement data according to the various protected characteristics and action any gaps;
• take account of the achievement of all pupils when planning for future learning and setting challenging targets;
• ensure equality of access for all pupils and prepare them for life in a diverse society;
• use materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community in terms of the various protected characteristics, without stereotyping;
• promote attitudes and Christian values that will challenge racist and other discriminatory behaviour or prejudice;
• provide opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures;
• seek to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education;
• encouraging classroom and staffroom discussion of equality issues which reflect on social stereotypes, expectations and the impact on learning;
• including teaching and classroom-based approaches appropriate for the whole school population, which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.