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Public Sector Equality Duty Statement

Public bodies such as schools have a duty, under the 2010 Equality Act, to ensure they promote equality within their organisation and this statement sets out how we endeavour to achieve this at Sacred Heart Primary School. Of course, we consider this to be not just a legal duty but a moral one as well. A belief in the right of every single person to be treated with equal dignity and compassion alongside equal legal protection is fundamental to the ethos that underpins everything we do in school.

Our Equality Objectives 

Our equality objectives are based on the principles of human rights and human dignity, and can be summarised as follows:

Objective 1: To ensure that equality of opportunity is central to school life

All pupils will have access to every part of school life.  No individual will be disadvantaged because of a protected characteristic.  We promote and celebrate diversity in our assemblies and across our curriculum.  Staff ensure that all activities have been risk assessed as well as checked for accessibility to all pupil needs.

Objective 2: To embed positive attitudes to equality within our school community

All staff, governors, pupils and parents will be aware of our policy by publishing it on our website and discussing it in school.  We will work to an agreed code of conduct which reflects best practice for equal opportunities.

Objective 3: To promote spiritual, moral and cultural development through our curriculum with particular reference to equality and diversity

Opportunities provided will enable children to experience alternative cultures, religions and ways of life.  We will focus on tolerance and have a zero tolerance approach to prejudice, monitoring and recording any incidents in line with our Anti-bullying policy.