Public Duty equalities Statement
September 2020 - 2021
St Philip's CofE Primary School is an inclusive school which celebrates diversity and champions equality.
At St. Philip’s we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation 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 protected characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- In line with our responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty arising from the Equality Act 2010 we publish online our equality objectives which demonstrate how we plan to reduce or remove particular disadvantages.
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 to implement our objectives:
- We are committed to ensuring that everyone in our school, 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 all our pupils.
- We ensure that our Mission Statement and our Christian Values underpin all we do in school and we support the Church of England's commitment to Value all of God's Children.
- 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 speak out for what is just and fair.
- We teach our children to value all of God’s creation, in all its diversity and to be guardians of His creation.
- We teach our children about different viewpoints and understandings, allowing them to listen to others and to question respectfully, demonstrating tolerance.
- 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.
- We implement policies which support our school community and ensure that policies and procedures benefit all employees and potential employees in all aspects of our work, including recruitment and promotion and in continuing professional development.
- We ensure that our curriculum is one which actively teaches our children about different forms of discrimination and the harm it causes.