In English & supported throughout all subjects, we aim to empower & enrich our children’s vocabulary & so prepare them for the next stage in their educational journey (& beyond) so that no child is hindered or held back by a deficit of language as a result of deprivation. We want them to be able to articulate themselves & their learning through a wide bank of subject specific terminology as well as being creative & innovative in their speech & writing. We aim to inspire our children to become fluent, confident life-long readers who can discuss the joy of literature as well as develop their own style & expression through wide opportunities for writing.
At St Mary's, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected & celebrated by all those who learn, teach & visit here. Our school is a Church of England Primary School & as a result, we are proud to welcome children from all backgrounds, abilities, races & religions.
Working in partnership with our parents & carers, we provide a happy, stimulating environment rooted in Christian values. All are cared for & nurtured spiritually, morally, intellectually, physically, socially & emotionally.
Under the Equality Act 2010, we welcome our General Duty to:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment & victimisation & any other conduct prohibited by The Equality Act 2010;
Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic & people who do not share it;
Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic & people who do not share it.
Policies to support us in achieving our responsibilities in our Equality Duty are available here & we evaluate what we have achieved against the Equality Act General Duty on an annual basis.