Equality and Diversity

At Charlestown Community Primary School we aim to ensure that we follow the key priciples for equality:

Principle 1: All members of the school community are of equal value and should be treated with dignity and respect.

Principle 2: The school recognises, respects and values difference and diversity.

Principle 3: The school will actively promote British Values.

Principle 4: The school fosters positive attitudes and relationships.

Principle 5: The school observes good equalities practice for all members of staff.

Principle 6: The school aims to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers which may already exist.

Principle 7: The school will consult and involve widely in relation to equality issues.

Principle 8: The school will address bullying and prejudice motivated incidents.

Principle 9: The school fosters a shared sense of cohesion and belonging and intends that  its policies and procedures should benefit society as a whole.

Staff have also attended Equality related training which will be used in school:

Mrs. Stewart (Assistant Head / Inclusion Manager) has attended Stonewall Training.(Acceptance without exception) (June 2016). Mrs. Stewart will be using this training to deliver training for staff and pupils.

For more information the webiste address is: www.stonewall.org.uk

Mrs. Starkey (Head teacher) is attending Equality training (March 2017)

Useful websites:

Equality Act 2010 Guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/equality-act-2010-guidance

UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child

https://www.unicef.org./crc/

Disability Rights

https://www.gov.uk/rights-disabled-person/education-rights

Anti-bullying Alliance

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk

We have produced an Equality Plan with our current objectives:

The school’s current Equality Objectives are:-

1. To narrow the gap between pupils who are disadvantaged and those who are non-disadvantaged in the core areas of the curriculum.

2. To review the school curriculum to ensure that it reflects the developing diversity of the school community.

3. To review and enhance the successful induction programme and support for pupils who arrive at school with English as an additional language and / or who are identified as International New Arrivals.

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