SCHOOL EQUALITY CODE
We believe that the Equality Act 2010 provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998.
The Public Sector Equality Duty or “general duty”
This requires all public organisations, including schools to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
- Advance equality of opportunity between different groups;
- Foster good relations between different groups.
We expect all members of the school community and visitors to support our commitment to promoting equalities and meeting the requirements of the Equality Act. We will provide training, guidance and information to enable them to do this.
At Monkton Church of England Primary School we agree to treat everyone equally and fairly, regardless of:
- Race and Nationality
- Religion or Belief
- Marriage & Civil Partnership
- Transgendered Identity
- Sexual Orientation
At Monkton Church of England Primary School we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.
- Do our best to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
- Make sure the school is a safe, secure and stimulating place for everyone.
- Recognise that people have different needs and understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all exactly the same.
- Recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.
- Do our best to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and involved in our decisions, for example through talking with pupils and parents and carers, and through our School Council.