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Equal Opportunities Policy

Aims and Objectives

This policy refers covers both direct and indirect discrimination. All staff working for Primary PPA Cover Ltd do not discriminate against anyone, staff or children, on the grounds of their sex, race, colour, religion, disability, nationality, ethnic or cultural origins.

  • We promote the principles of fairness and justice for all through the education that we provide
  • We ensure that all children have equal access to the full range of opportunities that we provide
  • We strive to remove any forms of indirect discrimination that may form barriers to learning
  • We ensure that all recruitment, employment, promotion and training systems and procedures are fair to all staff and provide opportunities for everyone to achieve
  • We challenge stereotyping and prejudice whenever it occurs.
  • We celebrate the cultural diversity of our community and show respect for all minority groups
  • We promote positive social attitudes and respect through positive educational experiences and support

Anti-racism

It is the right of all children to receive the best educational provision possible. No form of racism or racist behaviour is tolerated by Primary PPA Cover Ltd and should a racist incident occur action is taken immediately in line with our disciplinary procedure. We endeavour to make our clubs welcoming to all groups, regardless of their ethnic origin.

The role of the PPA Teacher

The PPA Teacher ensures that all pupils are treated fairly, equally and with respect. No child is discriminated against. When planning lessons, PPA staff pay due regard to the sensitivities of all children and do not use material that is against the company’s equal opportunity policy. Teachers will provide material that gives positive images of ethnic minorities and challenge stereotypical images of minority groups. Staff should intervene in a positive way against any incidents of discrimination.

Lesson Plan Management

Sessions are planned with due regard to all school policies including Equal Opportunities. The topics chosen and methods of approaching sensitive issues should reflect this.

Monitoring and Review

Teachers will be monitored and reviewed closely by their Line Managers via termly observations to ensure they are biding by our Equal Opportunities Policy. Staff CPD sessions are ran termly to include Inclusion, First Aid and Safeguarding.

Policy reviewed on 12.5.2017, policy due to be reviewed 12 months from this date

Monday, March 11, 2019

Did you know it is International Yoga Day on 21st June? International Days are becoming more and more common, giving schools a focus during that time to include this in their curriculum. Yoga and Mindfulness have proven benefits on behaviour and how that has been improved, even with the children that may not have been inclined to join in with this initially. 

Schools are now looking forward to September and how they can include this within the timetable on a weekly basis. Primary PPA Cover are able to cover from EYFS to Year 6 with either Yoga or Mindfulness being the primary focus. Lessons are ran on a weekly basis for 1 hour with each class and can run on a carousel with an additional subject.

For more information do get in touch!

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