Equality and Diversity
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY STATEMENT
Brooklands is committed to the fair treatment of all regardless of age, colour, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religious or spiritual beliefs, responsibility for dependents, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic.
Brooklands is a special school and our Rainbow Curriculum had been created and adapted to ensure it is an accessible curriculum for all our pupils. The four learning pathways enable us to do this creatively, ensuring we comply with both the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Education Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.
Equality and Diversity Objectives 2023 - 2024
1. Faith and Diversity – To implement a curriculum that promotes an understanding of the diversity within our local community and celebrates the diversity around us. Where possible this includes visits from local faith representatives, visits to places of worship and a range of experiences linked to key festival celebrations and different cultures. To embed these into our curriculum assemblies and termly planning alongside community visits.
2. To support the attendance of children with medical needs and provide high quality home learning opportunities for pupils well enough to access them at home – to review our home learning support / remote learning offer for pupils with complex medical needs who may not be attending school for medical reasons.
3. To improve knowledge, skills and abilities to enable pupils to appreciate and value difference and diversity – this objective reaches past Brooklands pupils to pupils who attend mainstream schools within our local community and will focus on understanding and valuing difference both within the school and through increased integration opportunities. This will be incorporated into the curriculum of each of our four learning pathways. Middle leaders with responsibility for inclusion will ensure this is a key priority. Encouraging tolerance and learning to celebrate all differences.
4. Improving parental and community partnership and engagement – To extend our Brooklands Connect Parent group to encourage more parents from both sites to participate. To continue to support the Friends of Brooklands Parents’ association. To create more training and shared events for the families of Brooklands’ pupils, including siblings and to continue to raise our profile within the local community through participation in community events.
5. To ensure a cohesive cross site community – to ensure the vision and values of the school, and the curriculum focus of celebrating difference remain consistent across both Brooklands Alexander Road and Brooklands Wray Park sites.