We welcome the equality duties on schools, and regard these as essential for achieving the five outcomes of the Every Child Matters framework
We believe that all pupils and members of staff should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background, identity and circumstance. We are committed to creating a community that recognises and celebrates difference within a culture of respect and cooperation. We appreciate that a culture which promotes equality will create a positive environment and a shared sense of belonging for all who work, learn and use the services of our school.
We recognise that equality will only be achieved by the whole school community working together – our learners, staff, governors and parents in particular(‘parents’ can be taken to mean mothers, fathers, carers and other adults responsible for caring for a child).
Our Single Equality Scheme provides a framework for our school to promote equality, inclusion and good community relations, and to tackle prejudice, discrimination and their causes in a holistic and proactive way. Please see our policies section for further details.
We recognise that improving outcomes such as attendance or attainment for a specific group of pupils will help to improve our outcomes for all. Our commitment to equality is thus a fundamental part of our drive towards excellence.