We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith, religion or socio-economic background. We work hard to foster a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and are able to participate fully in school life.

Hook Junior School aims to foster and develop good relationships between all people in the local community. We want our school environment and ethos to be welcoming and inclusive to all people. We strive for a culture of openness and fairness where all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Our Equalities Policy describes the range of things we do within lessons, assemblies and extra-curricular activities to promote tolerance and friendships, to develop an understanding of different cultures and religions.

As part of our ongoing commitment to equality within our school we surveyed parents in the Spring Term of 2015 to gauge views on whether we achieve our aims, and where we could make improvements. The aim of the Equality Team, made up of staff and Governors, was to formulate a partnership with our parents and carers in order to put actions into place to ensure we are doing all we can to promote equality for all stakeholders.

The Equality Team have put together an action plan following the survey of parents and children, which will be published in the Autumn Term 2015. We have briefly summarised our findings from the parent survey, along with any actions in an Equality Update.

From the 379 children at Hook Junior School, we received 97 responses to the parent survey, totalling 25.6% of the school population.

Thank you to all parents who took part in our equality survey. We appreciate your time and have analysed not only trends, but individual comments and have shared these with all staff in order that we may improve.

During the Autumn Term 2015 we shall be publishing our Equality Action Plan, which details actions from the parent, pupil and staff surveys, as well as from other sources of evidence in school.

Read our July 2015 Equality Update.