Equalities Objectives September 2017
- To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities.
- To counter prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum.
- To work towards narrowing the gap in attainment between identified groups of children e.g. gender, ethnicity, age and vulnerability.
- To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school.
Our school's Equalities mission statement:
The philosophy of our school talks of valuing the individuality of all our pupils. We are committed to giving all our pupils every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. Within this ethos of achievement, we do not tolerate bullying or harassment of any kind. We actively tackle discrimination against those with a disability (disabilism), racial discrimination including discrimination based on religion or belief / non belief, sexual (orientation) harassment and discrimination and promote equal opportunities and good relations between and amongst all. We aim to ensure that the school promotes the individuality of all our pupils, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender, religion, belief / non belief or background. We are committed to ensuring that positive action is taken where necessary to redress the balance of inequality that may exist. Based on this our school’s admissions policy is equally open to pupils of all groups.
Within the context of the school we aim to positively transform individual and shared circumstances, perceptions, attitudes and relations. We aim to reflect the diversity of our local community and society and ensure that the education we offer reduces the chances of social divisions and parallel lives by recognising, celebrating and valuing different backgrounds, lifestyles and identities.
We believe that these commitments are as important in the context of a school with limited ethnic diversity as well as in a school with a diverse population whatever that diversity may be.