We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination. As a school we celebrate differences and support each other so that everyone can reach their full potential regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, belief and sexual identity. We aim to enable all pupils to take part as fully as possible in every part of school life by developing their self-confidence, recognising their strengths and encouraging them to achieve.
The 2010 Equality Act makes it an offence to discriminate against a person due to the nine protected characteristics. At Ladypool Primary School no form of discrimination is tolerated and our school community shows respect for those who share the protected characteristics.
We challenge discrimination, harassment, victimisation, bullying and stereotypes. Our school culture is supportive, and we create working/learning environments which champion respect for all.
Our staff, SLT and Governors, believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected, valued and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.
We do not teach about all of the protected characteristics at Ladypool. Our curriculum is planned and delivered so that our pupils develop age-appropriate knowledge and understanding during their time at Ladypool.
It is against the law to discriminate against someone because of:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
*Schools are allowed to treat disabled pupils more favourably than non-disabled pupils, and in some cases are required to do so, by making reasonable adjustments to put them on a more level footing with pupils without disabilities.
Equality in Teaching and learning
We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:
- Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society where they will live, study and work
- Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population, and local community without stereotyping or prejudice
- Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
- Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
- Seeking to involve all parents/carers in supporting their child’s education
- Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils and society.
- We adopt the following key principles:
- All learners are of equal value
-We recognise and respect difference
-We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
-We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
-We have the highest expectations of all our children.
Equality in Admissions and Exclusions
Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, sex/gender, religion/belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.