Equality, Diversity and Fundamental British Values
The school will set out an equality and diversity policy that follows legislation set out in the Equality Act 2010, protects pupils and staff from discrimination and harassment based on ‘protected characteristics’: The school will put into practice an equality policy which will aim to:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Promote equality of access, inclusion and opportunity within our school and within our wider community
- Promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people with different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins.
The school will be inclusive and welcoming to pupils of all faiths and world views and those with none. All pupils will learn about fundamental British values including mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. The school has no specific religious ethos but has a curriculum and supporting infrastructure designed to encourage self-esteem within individuals as well as promoting respect for all. Pupils will be expected to wear the school uniform at all times to ensure equity and consistency, however the school will show appropriate consideration to pupils who will have additional garments due to the nature of their culture and/or religion or have sensory needs relating to fabrics and textures.