At Pentrehafod we believe that all children should be educated to their full potential, regardless of their gender, academic ability, race, religion or sexual persuasion.
Our commitment is:
- all aspects of the school curriculum must be available to all children;
- all teaching at school must be sensitive to the attitudes of all groups in society;
- all dealings with parents/carers and outside agencies must be undertaken with care and due consideration.
All documentation produced by school, internal and external, must show no evidence of bias or restriction.
The school curriculum is organised through the Headteacher who is responsible for implementing all aspects of the school curriculum and Assessment Framework in Wales.
At KS3 all children have access to all National Curriculum subjects and are taught according to standard Programmes of Study.
At KS4 children are provided with some choice, which is open to all, as well as the Core elements of the curriculum.
The well-being aspect of a child’s experience in school is crucial to the overall success and happiness of the child. This will extend from basic administration in the form of correctly worded documents, through a positive approach to dealing with children of all persuasions, to the development of a Personal and Social Education programme which deals positively with all aspects of Equal Opportunities.
Responsibility for the conduct and teaching of schemes of work lies with the curriculum leaders. Schemes of work include positive statements regarding differences in ability to allow for all aspects of Equal Opportunities. Curriculum meetings in school (including Governing Body Provision Meetings) must contain an Equal Opportunities agenda point on an annual basis.
Day to day teaching responsibility lies with the individual teacher. It is essential that all aspects of teaching be sensitively organised to account for Equal Opportunities.
The positive involvement of all children in all aspects of teaching is encouraged. The school has a Teaching and Learning cabinet in its newly formed School Parliament.