Equality

Equality

Introduction

Mossbourne Parkside Academy is an inclusive academy where we focus on the well-being and progress of every pupil and where all members of our community are of equal worth.

We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998.

We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.

The following Key Principles inform our approach to equality:

  1. All learners are of equal value

This includes those that are disabled, whatever their ethnicity, culture, national origin or national status,
whatever their gender and gender identity, whatever their religious or non-religious affiliation or faith background and whatever their sexual orientation.

  1. Recognising, respecting and valuing difference and understanding diversity

We take account of differences and strive to remove barriers and disadvantages which people may face in relation to disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, belief or faith and sexual orientation. We believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.

  1. Fostering positive attitudes and relationships

We actively promote positive attitudes and mutual respect between groups and communities different from each other. 

  1. Fostering a shared sense of cohesion and belonging

We want all members of our academy community to feel a sense of belonging within the school and wider community and to feel that they are respected and able to participate fully in academy life. 

  1. Observing good equalities practice for our staff

We ensure that policies and procedures benefit all employees and potential employees in all aspects of their work, including in recruitment and promotion and in continuing professional development.

  1. Having the highest expectations of all our pupils

We expect that all pupils can make good progress and achieve to their highest potential

  1. Working to raise standards for all pupils, but especially for the most vulnerable

We believe that improving the quality of education for the most vulnerable groups of pupils raises standards across the whole school.

 

Our Equality Policy can be found through Equality Policy.

British Values

British Values

Mossbourne Parkside Academy is committed to serving its community. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.

It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality political or financial status, or similar. Mossbourne Parkside Academy is dedicated to preparing pupils for their adult life beyond the formal curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its pupils.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

The Federation uses strategies within the National Curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for pupils.

At school pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.

Our Community

Meet PC Hayley

I am the Safer Schools Lead Officer for Primary Schools across Hackney.

My primary role is to work closely with staff and parents to ensure that all children can be educated in a safe and supportive environment.

The majority of work that I do includes:

  • Educating around the prevention of bullying
  • Providing guidance of how to stay staff online
  • Teaching children how to conduct themselves out of school
  • Educating children about stranger danger
  • My aim is to be part of the success of every child.

Who We Are

Chief Executive Officer – Mr Peter Hughes

Principal – Mr Tim Jackson

 

Senior Leadership Team

Vice Principal (Mathematics Lead) – Mr Alex Lee

Associate Vice Principal (Reading & KS1 and Year 3 Lead) – Miss Juliette Crawley

Associate Vice Principal (English & Teaching and Learning) – Mr Nadim Dimechkie

EYFS Phase Leader – Mrs Claire Russell

Year 4 – 6 Phase Leader – Miss Liz Nasr

Inclusion Lead & SENDCo – Mrs Fay Day

 

 

Leaders of Learning

Maths Co-ordinator – Mr Alex Lee

Writing Co-ordinator – Mr Nadim Dimechkie

Reading (SFA/RWI) Co-ordinator – Miss Juliette Crawley

Humanities (Geography and History) – Miss Ripa Begum

Science – Miss Kathryn Hallmark

Art and DT – Miss Julie Goodhew

Computing – Miss Liz Nasr

PE – Mr Francis Agyei (Active Feet & Active Minds)

Pastoral Team

LSU Co-ordinator & Mentor – Mrs Denise Foster

Inclusion Lead & SENDCo – Mrs Fay Day

PPA Cover

Spanish – Maria Beleu Tamora

PE – Mr Francis Agyei (Active Feet & Active Minds)

Admin Team

PA to Principal – Ms Maria O’Donnell

HR Officer – Miss Shona Green

Receptionist – Miss Tracey Hitchcock

Receptionist – Miss Amina Mulla

Premises Team

Premises Manager – Mr Paul Viskin

Our Teaching Staff

Class Allocations 2017/18

YEAR GROUP

CLASS TEACHER

SUPPORT

Nursery Nursery Julie Goodhew Christine Walker
Reception RM Claire Russell Paula Smith
RB Esther Opara Belinda Anim
Year 1 1M Sarah Anderson
1B Ismahan Dahir  Janice Spensley
Year 2 2M Rowena-May Clark
2B Sophie Evans Louise Spensley
Year 3 3M Pinar Tasci
3B Jolika Khatun
Year 4 4M Ripa Begum
4B Loraine Hughes  Rhonda Bickles
Year 5 5M Kathryn Hallmark Angelique White / Movelle Greaves
5B Jon Harvey
Year 6 6M Aneesah Siddiqui Manjit Kaur
6B Liz Nasr Bassie Turay

 

Intervention / Associate Teachers:

Zuleikha Choudhury

Denisa Stroe

Ane Zabaleta

Kazia Fulmyk – Director of Professional Development

 

Additional Staff:

Denise Foster – LSU Co-ordinator & Learning Mentor

Fay Day – SENDCo

Francis Agyei – Active Feet & Active Minds (PPA)

Maria Beleu Tamora – Spanish (PPA)

Term Dates

2017-2018

Breakfast club runs from 7:30am each day we are open for teaching.

School gates open at 8:30am for all children to be in their lines by 8:50am.

Term Dates for Pupils & Parents 2017-2018

 

Term Dates for Staff 2017-2018