Aims, Values and Ethos

Our vision is to create a school where every child achieves his/her potential through a relentless focus on ambitious teaching and learning. Our aim is to ensure pupils at least meet the national standards and make progress from their varied starting points in reading, writing and maths  as a byproduct of curriculum experiences. Every parent/carer will be able to feel proud of their child’s achievements and will know exactly what these are. Every child will have the best possible start.

We aim to ; create an atmosphere of trust and mutual support in which all children can develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially and morally as individuals ,members of groups, and as members of the diverse multi-cultural society in which we live.

We aim to; provide our children with experiences they need to develop into successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens

We aim to; equip all children with positive attitudes, key skills, capabilities and knowledge to enable them to enjoy their childhood and serve as a foundation for further development. We encourage all children to be ‘good learners’, developing their individual talents to the full.

We aim to: involve as fully as possible all those who have a part to play in our school partnerships to provide a stimulating environment in which effective learning can take place. As a school we will work together in order to achieve the highest standards possible for each individual member of our school.

We aim for all children to leave LHPNS with a sense of achievement and high self-esteem.

Dream together, Believe together, Achieve together

In order to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), schools must publish their equality objectives statement – a declaration of aims that ensures equality for all members of the school’s community.

Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery Equality Objectives Statement 2022

We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The school’s general duties, with regards to equality are:

  • Eliminating discrimination
  • Fostering good relationships
  • Advancing equality of opportunity .

We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the school community because of their: Sex , age, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, marriage and civil partnership.

We aim to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality and diversity, and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.

Aims to eradicate discrimination

We believe that a greater level of success from pupils and staff can be achieved by realising the uniqueness of individuals. Creating a prejudice-free environment where individuals feel confident and at ease is a commitment of the school.

This environment will be achieved by:

  • Being respectful
  • Always treating all members of the school community fairly
  • Developing an understanding of diversity and the benefits it has
  • Adopting an inclusive attitude
  • Adopting an inclusive curriculum that is accessible to all
  • Encouraging compassion and open-mindedness

We are committed to having a balanced and fair curriculum. We believe that our pupils should be exposed to ideas and concepts that may challenge their understanding, to help ensure that pupils learn to become more accepting and inclusive of others. Challenging and controversial concepts will be delivered in a way that prevents discrimination and promotes inclusive attitudes. We will also respect the right of parents to withdraw their children from certain classes which pose conflicts to their own beliefs.

Dealing with prejudice

We do not tolerate any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we treat discrimination against all members of our school with the utmost severity. When an incident is reported, through our thorough reporting procedure, our school is devoted to ensuring appropriate action is taken and a resolution is put into place which is both fair and firm.

Our pupils are taught to be:

Understanding of others

  • Celebratory of cultural diversity
  • Eager to reach their full potential
  • Inclusive
  • Aware of what constitutes discriminatory behaviour

The school’s employees will not:

Discriminate against any member of the school community

Treat other members of the school community unfairly

The school’s employee’s will:

Promote diversity and equality

Encourage and adopt an inclusive attitude

Lead by example

Equality and dignity in the workplace

We do not discriminate against staff with regards to their: age, disability, gender reassignment ,marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity ,race, religion or belief ,sex, sexual orientation.

Equality of opportunity and non-discrimination extends to the treatment of all members of the school community. All staff members are obliged to act in accordance will the school’s various policies relating to equality. We will guarantee that no redundancy is the result of direct or indirect prejudice. All disciplinary procedures are non-prejudicial, whether they result in warnings, dismissal, or any other disciplinary action. Prejudice is not tolerated and we are continuously working to promote an accepting and respectful environment for our school community.

Latest review: February 2022

This information has to be updated at least annually, with objectives published at least every 4 years

(DfE guidance).