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Wilbury Junior School aims to be responsive to all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion and aims to increase the learning, wellbeing, mental health and participation of all pupils within the school and its locality. We are developing inclusive values which are shared between all staff, pupils, governors, parents/carers, and the wider community.  In a secure, accepting, collaborative and stimulating environment, everyone is valued and diversity is seen as a rich resource to enhance, embrace and celebrate, supporting the learning of all.


This inclusive culture is beginning to be reflected in all school policies and practices. We ensure that classroom and extra-curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, drawing on their knowledge and experience outside school. Teaching and support are integrated together, enabling all pupils to overcome barriers to learning and participate fully in school life.


The teaching in class and out of class (which includes afterschool clubs, lunchtime clubs and offsite visits) supports all children regardless of their ability or disability, this is through adaptive teaching and approaches to support all learners. We ensure we have a wide range of clubs on offer to support engagement and wellbeing to ensure that all pupils have opportunities to further develop skills and knowledge. 


Inclusion will be achieved through analysis and assessment of children’s needs, by monitoring the quality of teaching and the standards of pupils’ achievements and by setting targets for improvement. Learning for all children is given equal priority and available resources are used to maximum effect.

Our school motto TogetherBelieveAchieve, Shine’ underpins our ethos and is part of our diversity, equity and inclusion for students, staff, governors, parents/carers, and the community. We embrace and celebrate our differences to support belonging. We want to recognise and adapt our approach and teaching to support all.


Inclusion at Wilbury Junior School includes the following for pupils, staff and the school community. 

  • Pupil Premium (PP)
  • Special Educational Needs (SEND)
  • Greater Depth (GD) and more able
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Children Looked After (CLA)
  • All Protected Characteristics
  • Diversity equity and inclusion 
  • Reach for the stars and individual goal setting in all areas of life
  • Aiming high in home learning 


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


What is DEI?  

DEI stands for diversity, equality, and inclusion. Wilbury Junior School believes that all identities should be valued and celebrated by our school community. An awareness of DEI further helps us to embrace, celebrate and address any instances of prejudice or bias and to make sure we are an actively anti-prejudiced school.


What do we want to achieve?

  • At Wilbury Junior School we are joined by other schools in the Agora Learning Partnership to create a cross MAT DEI strategy, this is taking place in 2023-2024 following a year-long training for several of us . We want our strategy to have longevity, authenticity and impact for not only the children, staff and communities around our schools. This will be announced shortly 

  • All school staff, children and community are aware of the 9 protected characteristics, and actively participate in an anti-prejudiced school culture.  

  • Subject leaders are conducting work to support the representation and ambition for all children in their subjects 

  • All children are taught to understand that our school celebrates all identities and that they should feel empowered to notice and address injustice in their lives.  

The 9 Protected Characteristics are actively promoted in our academy through:

  • Our school ethos statements, SDP, and SEF
  • Our school behaviour policy
  • Conscious role modelling by all adults in the school community
  • Active engagement and communication with parents and carers
  • Assemblies
  • British Values and Parliament 
  • Discussion within curriculum subjects, taking a cross-curricular approach
  • Promoting articulation by building appropriate language and a coherent vocabulary
  • PSHE and RSE lessons
  • Assemblies
  • Religious Education (RE) lessons, 
  • Sporting, Art and Cultural Events
  • Pupil Voice
  • Educational visits
  • Real-life learning outside the classroom
  • Guest speakers
  • Developing links with local, national and international communities
  • Extra-curricular activities, after-school clubs, charity work and work within the local community


Embedding Protected Characteristics into the whole ethos of Wilbury Junior School promotes:

  • Self-esteem, self-knowledge and self-confidence
  • Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process
  • Acceptance of responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Respect for their own and other cultures
  • Understanding of how they can contribute positively to school and home life and to the lives of those living and working in the locality and further afield
  • An understanding of Equality, Human Rights and Protected Characteristics
  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety
  • An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination