Equality

Everyone is welcome here

The Leadership Team and Governing Body of Brook Primary School are committed to promoting equality and diversity and eliminating discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010.

By recognising and appreciating individual needs and differences the school will be broadly representative of the communities it serves and be a place where children and staff will thrive.

We aim to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it. This will be achieved by implementing equal opportunities and diversity practice across the three dimensions of the School: as an employer; an educator; and a resource of the local community.

Our Equality Objectives

We aim to provide the best education for all at Brook Primary School. The ethos of our school clearly reflects our commitment to fully including, respecting and supporting all members of our school community whatever their cultural background, belief, gender, race or disability.

Our policy and objectives below were renewed in May 2023.

Objective 1:

Through all aspects of school life, we will advance equality of opportunity for all those with protected characteristics as well as those who are socio-economically disadvantaged in order to reduce barriers and existing inequalities. All pupils will have the opportunity to flourish in a highly inclusive environment.

Objective 2:

Through all aspects of school life, we will seek opportunities to represent all those who are disproportionately represented, such as children in care, different families, ethnic minority backgrounds, and children and adults with special educational needs and/or disabilities. We will represent these children and people even if we do not have pupils with these protected characteristics on roll at the time. Diversity will be celebrated and welcomed.

Objective 3:

Through all aspects of school life, we will foster and develop a positive culture of ‘Everyone is welcome here’ amongst all stakeholders to ensure all members of the school community feel they belong and are not discriminated against.   All pupils and families will be treated with unconditional positive regard at all times and by all staff with the care and nurture they need to thrive.

Objective 4:

Through recruitment of staff and the welcoming of visitors, volunteers and new families, we will commit to promoting a diverse school community with regard to sex, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership. Incidents of bullying, harassment and discrimination within the school community will be challenged appropriately.

Welcome to Brook!
We have spaces available for Reception September 2024!
We also have spaces in other year groups.
If you are considering Brook, we would be delighted to show you around.
We are a 'good' school with 'outstanding' leadership and, in May 2023, Ofsted found that:

“Children in Early Years are flourishing.”

“Pupils are thriving.”

“Happiness permeates the school.”

Contact us to book a tour or a 'stay and play' session.
office@brook-ashford.kent.sch.uk