Equality of Opportunity
We aim to ensure that the school is a place where everyone – irrespective of their race, language, colour, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, size, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or nation origin, previous occupation or disability – feels welcomed and valued.
It is the policy of the Governing Body to welcome and integrate all pupils into our school. When parents of a disabled child inform the Headteacher that they wish their child to attend Penmorfa, the individual needs of the child are thoroughly discussed. This discussion is followed by a review meeting with outside agencies in order to ensure that the needs of each pupil will be met as effectively as possible. Because of the successful integration of several disabled pupils in recent years, the school has developed strong links with outside agencies.
The school has a Strategic Equality Plan in place. Our vision is to be a progressive school inspiring pupils, staff, parents, governors and our community to achieve their full potential. We aim to offer maximum opportunity for every pupil to excel, irrespective of identity, race, cultural tradition or community experience. This will be driven by our principles of commitment, responsibility, nurturing, respect and community.
The Headteacher is the designated member of staff with the responsibility for promoting the educational achievements of looked after children. The progress and welfare of looked after children is monitored by the governing body in line with the Equal Opportunities policy.
Wheelchair access may be gained through several entrances that have been provided with ramps. Two lifts allow wheelchair access to all levels of the school building except for the three classrooms upstairs. The new classroom block includes facilities for disabled pupils and an accessible toilet has been installed by the main office. Paths around the school have been widened to allow wheelchair access.
Parents and visitors with a disability are able to access all areas of the school, except for the three classrooms upstairs. Therefore no disabled visitors are excluded from special events such as parents evenings, concerts, class assemblies and sports events.