Please see our Policies Section on this website for our full version Equality Policy.
Our Policy complies with the Equality Act 2010.
In fulfilling the legal obligations mentioned above, our school is guided by these principles:
Principle 1: All learners are of equal value.
Principle 2: We recognise and respect difference.
Principle 3: We foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
Principle 4: We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development
Principle 5: We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist
Principle 6: Society as a whole should benefit
Principle 7: Objectives
We recognise that the actions resulting from a policy statement such as this are what make a difference.
School is committed to ensuring this policy is actively implemented and is focussed on achieving positive outcomes. mission is to:
‘Value & respect everyone in our school, in our community, & globally’.
This policy has been developed in response to the Equality Act 2010 and follows the Department for Education advice for schools May 2014.
It has been developed to help school to meet the duty:-
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other prohibited conduct
- Advance equality of opportunity between those who have a protected characteristic and those who do not
- Foster good relations between those who have a protected characteristic and those who do not
We recognise the importance of scrutinising assessment materials for cultural bias.
Ethos and Organisation
Equality and diversity principles run through our day to day practices and are embedded in all our policies & is reflected in specific areas of practice such as:-
- Admissions, induction and attendance
- Pupils’ progress, attainment and achievement
- Pupils’ personal development, welfare and well-being (linking to anti-bullying and safeguarding)
- Care, guidance and support
- Parental/carer involvement
- Working with the wider community and community cohesion
- Behaviour, discipline and exclusions
- Teaching styles and strategies
- Staff recruitment, retention and professional development
- Inclusion (linking to curriculum, participation etc.)