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
Upholding the basic principles of inclusion, equality and community cohesion is the aim of the whole school community at Claverdon Primary School.
These principles are linked to the vision of the school and our core values and should be reflected both in our strategic and day to day work. This policy sets out the school’s approach to promoting inclusion, equality of opportunity and community cohesion. It reflects not just our statutory duties but also our will as a school to promote the highest possible standards of positive participation and achievement for every pupil, parent, member of staff and governor. We will not just respect diversity and promote inclusion but also challenge unlawful discrimination in any form and be proactive in working to eliminate it.
Our school Equality information and equality objectives can be accessed here:
Fostering good relations
The school aims to foster good relations between those who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share it by:
- Promoting spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, tolerance, friendship and understanding of a range of religions and cultures through different aspects of our curriculum. This includes teaching in RE, citizenship and personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education, but also activities in other curriculum areas. For example, as part of teaching and learning in English/reading, pupils will be introduced to literature from a range of cultures
- Holding assemblies dealing with relevant issues. Pupils will be encouraged to take a lead in such assemblies and we will also invite external speakers to contribute
- Working with our local community. This includes inviting leaders of local faith groups to speak at assemblies, and organising school trips and activities based around the local community
- Encouraging and implementing initiatives to deal with tensions between different groups of pupils within the school. For example, our School Council has representatives from different year groups and is formed of pupils from a range of backgrounds. All pupils are encouraged to participate in the school’s activities, such as sports clubs. We also work with parents to promote knowledge and understanding of different cultures
- We have developed links with people and groups who have specialist knowledge about particular characteristics, for example, local church attendees and parents who taken part in our assemblies and discuss their religion, culture and festivals which help inform and develop our approach