All children, staff and parents have the right to feel welcome, secure and happy at the nursery. Bullying or discrimination of any sort can prevent equality of opportunity and inclusion and we all have a responsibility to prevent this. We recognise, respect and value difference and strive to remove barriers or disadvantages that people may face.
We strongly believe that diversity is one our strongest assets, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach, work and visit us.
We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The general duties are to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations across our school community. Each year we have a specific duty to publish an equality objectives which show how we plan to improve our practice over the coming year.
Promoting fundamental British values were first defined in the PREVENT strategy as;
“democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” At Balham Nursery School and Children’s Centre we believe that through our aims, ethos and our Rights Respecting School status we promote these values in the spirit of inclusion in our daily school life.
We will continuously strive to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity.