Welcome to Ordiquhill School
Ordiquhill School is a caring, inclusive community.
Our vision is to enable every child and adult to reach their full potential, whilst striving for personal excellence.
We actively promote all forms of equality and we foster greater understanding and respect for people of all faiths (and no faith), different social class, race, gender, age, disability(including learning need) and sexual orientation through our broad and balanced curriculum. We have incorporated all aspects of pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning into a combined curriculum area linking all our visits, visitors and assemblies. These themes are central to our ethos.
Relationships between children and adults in the school are excellent and we encourage respect for everyone. The Equality Act describes a range of different groups that have protected characteristics and we feel that it is important to consider adopted and looked after pupils, young carers and pupils who have been or are eligible for free school meals, in addition to children who are experiencing particular difficulties in their lives. We look closely at the progress of all groups of pupils and if necessary we provide interventions to help children catch up.
We learn about what we have in common, as well as valuing differences- everyone has the same rights- but making school ’FAIR’ for everyone is not about giving everyone the same things. Our assemblies and day to day interactions with children reflect our important values.
We are careful with our use of language, resources and groupings, avoiding stereotyping and inadvertent judgements about groups of children. All types of family are valued and children are not discriminated against because of lack of money to access visits or activities or because of lack of opportunity.
We have adults and children in school with physical and learning disabilities which we are all helped to understand; everyone has equal access all school life. Put- downs are never tolerated in our school. They are challenged and discussed with the perpetrator and the subject of the put-down. In addition, we challenge any put-downs published on social media. Our key focus on equality of opportunity and understanding the concept makes such put downs infrequent as we are aiming to address the ignorance which is their source.
Children and adults in our school are encouraged to be kind to each other and to celebrate achievements.