Emmanuel Junior Academy is proud to call itself an inclusive school. We are committed to ensuring equality of education throughout the school community. We believe that EVERY child has the right to feel valued and to be supported sufficiently to meet their full academic potential. We BELIEVE in every child and believe that EVERY child with the support of the school and their family can achieve.
Our Vision is clear:
To create a welcoming Christian community where every child is viewed as a special person created and loved by God. Every member of our school community is valued for who they are and empowered to be the best they can be. We support every child to develop into lifelong learners who are resilient, socially skilled, and successful in all aspects of their lives.
‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.’ (Proverbs 22:6)
To read our full vision and values document please click below.
ALL DIFFERENT: ALL EQUAL
At Emmanuel Junior Academy we value each and every member of the school community.
We are committed to creating equal opportunities for all people, children and adults
We are committed to the belief that everyone has the right to work and learn in
atmosphere of respect and safety and to have an equal opportunity to fulfil
their academic potential and to thrive socially, spirituality and emotionally: As a unique individual.
We understand our duties fully in terms of protected characteristics and work relentlessly to ensure all are valued and respected.
We value and accept each other's differences and feelings.
Remarks or actions which offend or hurt are unacceptable and will always be tackled by the school, in an appropriate way.
We focus on the well-being and progress of every child within an environment where all members of our community are of equal worth.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
We have the following policies in place to help us meet our equality vision:
Our policies are compliant with the Equality Act 2010 and Advice for Schools provides information as to how your school can demonstrate compliance, for example, including details of how your school is:
- Eliminating discrimination (see the Equality Act 2010)
- Advancing equality of opportunity – between those who share a protected characteristic and those who don’t
- Consulting and involving those affected by inequality, in the decisions you’re taking to promote equality and eliminate discrimination
We have a range of approaches to supporting all children.
- Our school values and rules promote respect for all, in all we do.
- At the beginning of term we celebrated differences and diversity through our Amazing people: Amazing me topic. We use our display to celebrate diversity and equality.
- We support children with mental health and personal development through our work on Zones of Regulation and by investing in Trauma Informed practice and Learning Mentor support.
- We are learning about British Values with Mr Cornes and through our JIGSAW programme.
- We ensure curriculum supports all children in understanding diversity and protected characteristics.
- Our behaviour policy and approach maintains the highest expectations so that all children are able to access learning, with fear, intimidation or disruption.
- We tackle all incidents of bullying, including faith based bullying, racist bullying, gender discrimination and homophobic bullying.
- We work hard to provide appropriate educational provision for all children in school, particularly our most disadvantaged and SEND pupils.