Baydon St Nicholas is an educationally inclusive school. We focus on the well-being and progress of every child, and have high expectations of all our children: roots to grow and wings to fly. Our vision to provide a Christian environment which stimulates a passion for life-long learning and nurtures happy, confident and resilient children. We believe that every child really does matter.
To ensure all pupils achieve their potential we engage a range of strategies to issue challenge at an appropriate level, and provide support to overcome barriers to learning. We provide a learning environment that enables all pupils to make the greatest possible progress and achieve their full potential in a caring, supportive and fully inclusive environment. Children with special educational needs are catered for within their own class and, where useful, may be withdrawn for short periods to work with a specialist adult, individually or in a small group. Similarly, children who are identified as gifted or talented, demonstrating a particular aptitude in a curriculum area, will be given opportunity to extend their learning in class, and may have opportunity to work on challenges outside the classroom. All children have equal access to the curriculum, and provision is made to allow equal access where necessary.
We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which success is celebrated and all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.
We are committed to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. We aim to provide an education which is sensitive to individual needs and accessible to all children regardless of special educational need, sexual orientation, sex, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment or disability. We seek to promote awareness, understanding and respect for diversity in our world. This is achieved through the curriculum, the celebration of special days and festivals, engagement with awareness raising events, through regular opportunities in worships (assemblies), educational visits, visitors and we aim to reflect these values in all our day to day interactions with the children.
As a school, we fully recognise our responsibilities under the Equalities Act 2010 and aim to move beyond compliance with the legislation. The vision is supported by robust equality objectives.