We are committed to:

  • promoting equality of opportunity and fully meeting children’s entitlements;
  • promoting good relationships between members of different racial, cultural and religious groups and communities by respecting diversity;
  • challenging and eliminating racial discrimination;
  • removing barriers to learning to enable full access to the life of the school and the curriculum for all, regardless of disability or additional needs.

All forms of bullying including racist incidents are taken very seriously and will be challenged, recorded and reported in line with school policy.

We actively encourage pupils to show tolerance and to respect one another. We recognise that bullying can occur and we are continuously vigilant. When a problem arises we will address it. We encourage all pupils to develop a responsible attitude and take ownership of their behaviour and we value the support of parents and carers in achieving this.

We provide focused intervention programmes for pupils who have been identified as requiring additional support. We also recognise and nurture able and gifted pupils, providing enhanced opportunities for them to develop their particular talents within the context of a broad and balanced curriculum.

Exclusion & Reintegration

We work with Devon County Council’s Education Inclusion Service to ensure early support, intervention and guidance for any pupils who are experiencing difficulties that could potentially lead to any form of exclusion. At Bluecoat, emphasis is very much on inclusion and support is rigorously evaluated, monitored and reviewed, with the decision to exclude a pupil being the very last resort.

Please go to the Devon County Council Education Inclusion Service website for further details or if you have any concerns relating to this matter, please contact the Headteacher.