The Equality Act 2010 has created a ‘Public Sector Equality Duty’, which states that every public body, including schools and academies have legal duty to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people who share and do not share the following 9 protected characteristics:
Religion or belief
Pregnancy and maternity
Marriage and civil partnership
At Reevy Hill Primary School we aim to prepare children and young people for life and to give them a good understanding of how Equality and Diversity is protected by the Equality Act 2010.
Equality and Diversity forms part of our schools wider curriculum in PSHCE, RE, History, Geography and English lessons; starting in Reception, where positive messages of equality and diversity are shared with children, including in books that form part of English lessons and early reading.
We ensure our children have a good understanding of equality and diversity and that difference is accepted and celebrated. The content of our school’s teaching is helping to strengthen these strongly held values and support our moral purpose as educators to enlighten and inspire the next generation.
We aim to close the gap between disadvantaged and national average for disadvantaged children by the end of KS2.
We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.
We aim to provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement.
We do this by:
Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures.
Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice.
Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education.
Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society.