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Huntingdon Nursery School’s response to prejudice-related incidents

Huntingdon Nursery School provides many learning opportunities, including the opportunity to learn about and respect one another.

Our community includes different ethnic groups, a range of cultures, languages and religious beliefs. We have different types of families and people who are disabled and those who are not.

We believe it is essential that children learn to respect one another and our Nursery has a legal duty, under the Equality Act 2010, to do everything we can to make this happen.

There are very few incidents of prejudice and intolerance in the Nursery. However, it is important that parents and carers understand how we deal with such incidents.

Prejudice-related behaviour refers to a wide range of damaging behaviour which is connected with prejudices around belonging, identity and equality in wider society – in particular, prejudices to do with:

  • disability and special educational needs
  • race and ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • gender reassignment
  • sexual orientation.

Prejudice-related incidents are treated very seriously as their impact is damaging to all those involved as well as to our wider school community. We will investigate, record and report all incidents, including those that are reported to be unintentional. Our response will always aim to educate so that everyone understands the potential harm of such behaviour. Effectively tackling prejudice-related incidents in this way will improve the Nursery environment for everyone, increasing attainment and wellbeing for children and staff.

Claire Palmer, Headteacher

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