Single Equalities Statement
We welcome the equality duties on schools. We believe that all pupils and members of staff should have the opportunity to fulfill 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 in relation to all protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation) will create a positive environment and a shared sense of belonging for all who work, learn and use the services of our school. Our commitment to equality and diversity is a fundamental part of our drive towards excellence.
We recognise that equality will only be achieved by the whole school community working together – our learners, staff, governors and parents in particular.
As a school we have worked hard to ensure we deliver a diverse curriculum and children study a range of exceptional people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
What our parents think ....
"Zach came home this afternoon telling me all about diversity (he said the word straight out, no hesitation on how to say it). He then went on to tell me all about what it means. How Harley has different colour hair and eyes to him but the same skin. The pictures they drew of each other's faces. The video they saw of the girl with 'hook' legs. "But she is still like us just" he says "her legs were really cool mummy like a robot" he also mentioned people in "chairs with wheels, wheelchairs!" he confirmed.
My son knows the meaning of Diversity.
My son loved learning all about our differences but how we are the same.
My son loved learning.
Our school supports 4 charities - Age UK, the leading charity for older people, Mermaids UK, who have been supporting trans and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995, The Stephen Lawrence Trust who work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and the Stephen Hawkings Trust which facilitates and supports work relating to Motor Neurone Disease and those living with the disease. We raise money for these charities in our termly House Days.
We recently had the first of our 4 annual Charity days to raise money for the Mermaids Charity. The children reminded themselves about the fantastic work that Mermaids UK did by watching some of the videos about what the charity did (https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/). The children then completed a series of sponsored challenges linked to our Positive Power of Push Yourself including cup stacking, coin flipping, origami, hula hooping and juggling. The sponsor money collected will be donated to the charity.