Learning and Living Together

Equality Objectives

Equality at Cale Green Primary School

At Cale Green Primary School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The school’s general duties, with regards to equality are:

  • Eliminating discrimination
  • Fostering good relationships
  • Advancing equality of opportunity

Cale Green Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. To achieve this, our Equality Objectives 2017 - 2021 are as follows:

  • To ensure that the achievement of identified EAL groups is at the same levels or above that of their peers in school and those nationally. 
  • To further develop the school's role in promoting community cohesion- maintaining the school as the 'heart and hinge' of the community. (Ofsted 2017) 
  • To ensure the school's core values of 'Living and Learning Together' are at the heart of our activities and that the curriculum reflects our inclusive ethos which recognises diversity as a strength of the school. 
  • To promote pupils' understanding of identity, diversity, community and equality. 
  • To promote effective transition into and from the school. 
  • To ensure the children are prepared for life in modern Britain and the next stage of learning.  

We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the school community because of their:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy or maternity

Cale Green aims to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality, diversity and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.

Aims to eradicate discrimination

Cale Green Primary School believes that a greater level of success from pupils and staff can be achieved by realising the uniqueness of individuals. Creating a prejudice-free environment where individuals feel confident and at ease is a commitment of the school. This environment will be achieved by:

  • Being respectful
  • Always treating all members of the school community fairly
  • Developing an understanding of diversity and the benefits it can have
  • Adopting an inclusive attitude
  • Adopting an inclusive curriculum that is accessible to all
  • Encouraging compassion and open-mindedness

We are committed to having a balanced and fair curriculum. We believe that our pupils should be exposed to ideas and concepts that may challenge their understanding to help ensure that pupils learn to become more accepting and inclusive of others. Challenging and controversial concepts will be delivered in a way that prevents discrimination, and instead promotes inclusive attitudes. We will also respect the right of parents to withdraw their children from classes which pose conflicts to their own beliefs.

Dealing with prejudice

Cale Green Primary School does not tolerate any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we treat discrimination against all members of our school with the utmost severity. When an incident is reported, through a thorough reporting procedure, our school is devoted to ensuring appropriate action is taken and a resolution is put into place which is both fair and firm.

 At Cale Green, our pupils are taught to be:

  • Understanding of others
  • Celebratory of cultural diversity
  • Eager to reach their full potential
  • Inclusive
  • Aware of what constitutes discriminatory behaviour

The school’s employee’s will:

  • Promote diversity equality
  • Encourage and adopt an inclusive attitude
  • Lead by example

Equality and dignity in the workplace

Cale Green Primary School does not discriminate against staff with regards to their:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marital or civil partner status
  • Pregnancy or maternity
  • Race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex or sexual orientation

Equality of opportunity and non-discrimination extends to the treatment of all members of the school community. All staff members are obliged to act in accordance will the school’s various policies relating to equality.

We will guarantee that no redundancy is the result of direct or indirect prejudice. All disciplinary procedures are non-prejudicial, whether they result in warnings, dismissal, or any other disciplinary action.

What's next?

Prejudice is not tolerated at Cale Green Primary School and we are continuously working towards a more accepting and respectful environment for our school’s community.

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