Equality Statement

Our equality vision and the values that underpin school life:

At Layston School we pride ourselves in fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment for all where we promote positive physical health, mental wellbeing and spiritual and social connection and value diversity. We help our pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they will need to face their futures with confidence and thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. We maintain that everyone within our school community is of unique value and teach and expect acceptance and compassion. Our commitment to a nurturing culture and environment, embedded in our Christian ethos, supports the academic as well as social and emotional needs of all our pupils.

At Layston our broad, balanced and creative curriculum, underpinned by our Christian values and nurturing ethos, is adapted to meet the needs of all children. Whatever age, sex, gender, race, ability, cultural background or religion, pupils are guided to achieve their full potential and given a chance to shine.

Curriculum Intent & Outcomes

Through our teaching children learn to:

  • become confident, resourceful, inquisitive and independent life-long learners, who take responsibility for and enjoy their learning.
  • develop their self-esteem and a positive identity so they can build and sustain secure and healthy relationships with themselves and other people.
  • develop self-respect and encourage them to respect the ideas, attitudes, values and feelings of others.
  • understand, and apply to their lives, the Christian values that underpin our school ethos (community, humility, compassion, stewardship, reverence, justice, service, friendship, forgiveness, wisdom, love, trust, thankfulness, courage & endurance, hope and peace).
  • develop a sense of belonging to a caring Christian community which will support their personal development and spiritual growth, and understand the value of other communities.
  • show respect for all cultures and, in so doing, promote positive attitudes towards other people.
  • understand and value the opportunities that diversity brings.
  • grow into numerate and literate, reliable and responsible citizens who contribute positively to society and aspire for their futures and careers.
  • develop the confidence and capacity to change their minds, to learn from mistakes and develop a flexible and resilient mindset through providing a culture of ‘Growth Mindset’.
  • know how to keep safe, develop and maintain balanced physical health and mental well-being, problem-solve creatively and develop internal discipline.
  • know fact from opinion and right from wrong (both morally and legally).