Equity & Inclusion

To each according to their need

Children arrive in school from a wide range of starting points, bringing and sharing different strengths and challenges. To treat then with equity, to be useful and kind, we seek to treat each child according to his or her need. 

The quality of education a child receives has the power to shape a child's future, therefore it is crucial, for us as educators, to address any barriers children face.  At Kingsmead we want to create inclusive and equitable classrooms to enable every child to thrive, no matter their starting point. 

All children are unique individuals and we work closely with our families so we are in tune with each child's needs and are best placed to make reasonable adaptations and provide targeted support to lead to positive outcomes for all. 

We welcome and represent the diversity of families in our school community, in modern Britain and the wider world. We do this through our ethos and culture, assemblies and special celebrations. Books in the library and in class, lessons and literature in class represent human diversity, promoting the knowledge and understanding from which kindness, empathy and respect follow.

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Mrs Dabrowska and Mrs Butterworth are the school's ELSAs and supports children whose emotional or social difficulties exceed the responsibility or expertise of a class teacher. Capacity in school is not infinite and we will prioritise her support towards children whose needs are adversely impacting on learning and achievement here in school. We will contact parents of carers of children we think would benefit from ELSA sessions. Parents wishing to discuss support for their child should speak to the deputy headteacher or SENCO if they think their child might benefit from support. 

We will be as passionate and committed to looking after our children in care as we would our home grown children – and want no less for you. Being in care will not be a reason for missing out.

Click the links to read the pledge. You can find out more about support for children in care on our Pupil Premium page. 

The Equality Act 2010

Since 2010 equality has been enshrined in British law. How fantastic that most of our children have never lived in country without an Equality Act! 

Picture books promote kindness and equality through knowledge and understanding of diversity. Using picture books we explore themes of diversity and equality in a child-friendly, age-appropriate way. 

The Northwich Education Partnership has funded one copy of each of the No Outsiders books and training for teachers at Kingsmead. Contrary to misinformation in the media, there is no element of sex education in any of the books. 

"We have more in common than that which divides us."  Jo Cox MP