Our school aims to meet its obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to:
· Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
· Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
· Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
In order to meet our aims, our Equality Objectives are:
Objective 1: To ensure that equality of opportunity is central to school life
All pupils will have access to every part of school life. No individual will be disadvantaged because of a protected characteristic. We promote and celebrate diversity in our assemblies and across our curriculum. Staff ensure that all activities have been risk assessed as well as checked for accessibility to all pupil needs.
Objective 2: To embed positive attitudes to equality within our school community
All staff, governors, pupils and parents will be aware of our policy by publishing it on our website and discussing it in school. We will work to an agreed code of conduct which reflects best practice for equal opportunities.
Objective 3: To promote spiritual, moral and cultural development through our curriculum with particular reference to equality and diversity
Opportunities provided will enable children to experience alternative cultures, religions and ways of life. We will focus on tolerance and have a zero tolerance approach to prejudice, monitoring and recording any incidents in line with our Anti-bullying Charter.
Objective 4: To celebrate the rich diversity of our locality
Teach the British Values of democracy, law, liberty, respect and tolerance through our school curriculum, EPR programme and assemblies.