Equalities

At Stony Dean School we are committed to ensuring quality of our educational offering and opportunity for all pupils and staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school. irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or religion and socio-economic background. We aim to share a culture of inclusion and a full appreciation of diversity so that all those connected with the school in any way feel proud of their identity and are able to participate fully in school life.

The achievement of pupils is tracked to enable a reflection on the data gathered so that all pupils may be served to the fullest extent possible through inclusive teaching which supports them in achieving their greatest potential.   We will tackle any discrimination through the positive promotion of the benefits of equality of opportunity, challenging stereotypes and by seeking to create an environment which champions respect for all.

At Stony Dean School we consider that there is strength in diversity which should be celebrated by all those who learn, teach, govern and visit here. We believe in inclusive education and ‘best’ placement of pupils. Successful links exist with partnership schools and these may include opportunities to experience an element of mainstream education or to transfer between schools. Opportunities for work related learning at Key Stage 4 extend into the community through liaison, links and partnerships.

The curriculum is carefully designed to reflect key elements of the National Curriculum, suitably modified in pace and content so as to meet the learning needs and styles of our pupils. Alongside this our enrichment programme provides wider opportunities for the development of life and social skills. A range of approaches to teaching and learning supports pupil attainment and the specialist expertise and range of resources within school has a positive impact on pupil progress for those with even the most complex requirements.

We seek to work closely with the local authority and primary feeder schools so as to warmly welcome female students to our school at the earliest opportunity which is appropriate to their educational needs.

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