Equality and Inclusion
Park View Primary School is part of the Basingstoke Inclusion Programme. We aim to eliminate discrimination and foster good relationships and equality.
We believe that all pupils and members of staff should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background, identity and circumstances. We are committed to creating a community that recognises and celebrates difference within a culture of respect and co-operation. We appreciate that a culture which promotes equality will create a positive environment and a shared sense of belonging for all who work, learn and use the services of our school. We recognise that equality will only be achieved by the whole school community working together – our pupils, staff, governors and parents/carers.
In school we have completed staff training and an audit to see how we can promote equality further. Equality forms part of our PSHE curriculum. It is further explored through weekly debating assemblies, where there are opportunities for 'pupil voice'; for children to share their views and opinions about issues that involve equality in a confident and respectful manner.
The leaflet, 'Prejudicial Language and Behaviour Guide for Parents/Carers' will help parents and carers understand what we mean by protected characteristics and help combat prejudice and discrimination amongst our children.
African Pen Pals
Year 3 had an assembly to introduce Pride Rock Trust School. Pride Rock is a small school in Lusaka, Zambia which was cofounded by a Basingstoke resident, Maxine, who lives in Brighton Hill. The school caters for vulnerable children and orphans in the area; some of the children had never been to school before. The school has 27 pupils and the children range from 4 - 9 years old. Maxine, with her friends, held charity events to raise money to buy materials to build the school. Each child in the school has a sponsor from the UK.
Year 3 children were very excited to find out about a school in a different part of the world. Using knowledge from geography lessons, year 3 asked thoughtful questions to find out more about the pupils from Pride Rock.
The pupils from Park View have now written letters pupils at Pride Rock. They are looking forward to receiving letters from Africa in the future.