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Pupils with Particular Religious, Dietary, Language or Cultural Needs Policy 

At Buckholme Towers School we believe in actively promoting the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. As a school we do not discriminate against pupils on the basis of protected characteristics, which include: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation. We are keen to provide a comfortable environment for boys and girls from a variety of different backgrounds creating a lively and tolerant mix of cultures.

Although the school has a Christian ethos with collective acts of worship, pupils of all faiths are welcomed into the school. Respect, tolerance, understanding and celebration of other faiths is actively promoted through PSCHE and RE lessons, the various assembly programmes throughout the school, and the trips and visits programme. We are keen to support pupils in terms of language provision through our EAL department. (Please see the separate EAL policy for further details of how this is achieved.) We ensure that any dietary needs are catered for in accordance with our Nutrition policy.

Buckholme Towers School is keen to promote the acknowledgement and respect for difference. This is reflected in other policies, such as our Anti-Bullying Policy, eSafety Policy and supported through all teaching. All reasonable provision will be made for pupils with particular religious, dietary, language or cultural needs. We have adopted, as appropriate, the advice given in the Equality Act 2010 Advice for Schools.

Date reviewed: September 2016

Review date: September 2017