At Eastbrook we believe passionately in the importance of inclusion and equality for all students and adults, and strive to ensure these values are at the heart of our practices.
Eastbrook is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every student. We have high expectations of all our students. To ensure they achieve their potential we engage a range of strategies to issue challenge at an appropriate level, and provide support to overcome barriers to learning. Students with special educational needs are catered for within mainstream classes and, where useful, may be withdrawn for some lessons to work with a specialist teacher, individually or in a small group. Similarly, students who are identified as gifted or talented, demonstrating a particular aptitude in a subject area, will be given opportunity to extend their learning in class, and may have opportunity to work on challenges outside the classroom. All students have equal access to the curriculum.
We are committed to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. We aim to provide an education which is sensitive to individual needs and accessible to all students regardless of special educational need, sexual orientation, sex, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment or disability. The school seeks to promote awareness, understanding and respect for diversity in our world. This is achieved through the celebration of special days and festivals; an engagement with awareness raising events such as national Refugee Week; and the embedding of lessons learned through the achievements of individuals from diverse backgrounds across disciplines and through history.