Equality and Diversity
We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive school. Equality means that everyone is able to participate and feel welcome and safe in the activities of our school. This includes pupils, parents, staff, governors and visitors. Everyone should be able to achieve the best possible outcomes as a result of their participation. We believe that equality should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of all members of the school and community.
At our school diversity means acknowledging that there are differences between people that should be recognised, respected and celebrated. We promote respect of each other’s differences and identities. We celebrate and raise awareness of diversity in the school and in the wider community and believe that teaching children about diversity prepares them for life in modern Britain.
The Equality Act 2010
We have developed our policy through the Equality Act 2010. We want our children to learn that we all belong together regardless of different races, religions, sexualities, genders, abilities and ages. We encourage children to be proud of their differences and to understand the importance of not discriminating against, or being unfair to others, because of their differences.
Equalities - Public Sector Equality Duty Statement
No Outsiders Project
The No Outsiders “All Different All Welcome” project is the basis for teaching the children about equality and diversity and preparing them for life in modern Britain. The No Outsiders project is a proactive approach which encourages children to value and celebrate each other’s similarities and differences and teaches children about the protected characteristics (The Equality Act 2010) through a carefully sequenced scheme. The scheme uses carefully selected picture books which are thought provoking and challenge stereotypes and teaches children tolerance and respect.