Why we do what we do (our intent):
- At St. Philip’s we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality and to foster good relations.
- We are required to publish information as well as equality objectives, which demonstrate how we plan to reduce or remove particular disadvantages.
- In line with our responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty arising from the Equality Act 2010 we will publish online our equality objectives.
But more importantly than the legal requirements, we ensure that our commitment to equality and diversity permeates our school ethos, because we believe that it is the right thing to do. Our School Mission Statement of ‘What God has created, we nurture and celebrate in His love’ supports this commitment.
What we do (Our Equality Objectives):
- We are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and with respect irrespective of their age, race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, disability or socio-economic background.
- We understand that some pupils need extra support to help them access the curriculum and reach their full personal and academic potential and we do all we can to support them.
- We recognise that the whole school community working together, encouraging strong, positive relationships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and other school stakeholders helps to provide the best education and life experiences for our pupils.
- We openly challenge views that discriminate against others because of their age, race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, disability or socio-economic background so that our children understand the importance of seeing humanity as a whole and will themselves speak out for what is just and fair.
- We teach our children to value all of God’s creation, in all its diversity and wonder.
- We teach our children about different viewpoints and understandings, allowing them to listen to others and to question respectfully, demonstrating tolerance and love of learning.
- We nurture our children to become outward looking, global citizens who want to take responsibility for ensuring that the resources of the world are both protected and shared equally, and that the people of our world are valued equally.
- We ensure that our curriculum gives our children and their families the opportunity to learn about people of different races, creeds, skin colours, abilities, sexuality and backgrounds and we provide opportunities for them to walk a while in their shoes.