EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENT

PR-2-8

PROCEDURAL DOCUMENT

Effective Date: 06-April-17

 

Definition

Equality is defined as “the application of principles of fairness”.  In schools, it involves the provision of variable resources to students so that equal outcomes are able to be achieved. 

Rationale

To ensure that equality is embodied in all school practices and that each student’s educational needs are met, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion and/or cultural background. 

Purpose

  1. To ensure a commitment to Equal Educational Opportunities.
  2. To ensure all students have fair and equal treatment in the school environment.
  3. To be consistent with the Treaty of Waitangi.
  4. To ensure that education promotes the entitlement of all students in their own right to personal respect of their values and beliefs.
  5. To actively identify and endeavour to eliminate all barriers that cause and maintain inequality in our school.
  6. To apply EEO principles to all our teaching and learning activities.
  7. To provide adequate resources to achieve the above. 

Guidelines

  1. Gender, age, disability, religion and/or cultural background is not a determinant of, and should not be an impediment to learning.
  2. To establish affirmative action programmes for identified groups.
  3. Finance will be allocated to meet the needs of identified groups according to budgeting priorities.
  4. A learning environment will be provided which is culturally supportive and sensitive to the identified groups and their needs.
  5. EEO goals will be achieved through:
    1. Appropriate curriculum goals
    2. Ensuring that curriculum delivery is flexible and responsive.
    3. Provision of staff training
    4. Allocating financial resources to such goals.
  6. Practices will be adopted which will enable all identified groups to full and equal participation in the learning programme.
  7. Teaching, learning and assessment processes will provide methods and practices which will benefit the various identified groups.