An effective and direct way to show a commitment to equity is to share a statement with parents and carers outlining the school’s ethos.
At the start of each session, Biggar High School, South Lanarkshire sends a policy statement to all parents and carers which describes why the school takes the issue of poverty seriously and the action it is taking.
The statement includes:
Head Teacher, Robert Stewart says that:
“The aim of our school is 'to enable every member of our school community to achieve their full potential' and to achieve this end we have a moral duty to ensure that, wherever we can, work as a school community to eliminate any barriers to pupil learning and progress. To this end we endeavour, in a variety of ways, to alleviate the cost of the school day for pupils and families who may require financial support.”