Equality Policy and Statement
Snaith Primary School is an inclusive school where all are welcome.
We seek to foster warm, welcoming and respectful environments, which allow us to question and challenge discrimination and inequality, resolve conflicts peacefully and work and learn free from harassment and violence.
We celebrate diversity and champion equality. Everyone who enters our school is expected to behave in a way which respects the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.
We recognise that there are similarities and differences between individuals and groups but we will strive to ensure that our differences do not become barriers to participation, access and learning and to create inclusive processes and practises, where the varying needs of individuals and groups are identified and met. We recognise that we therefore cannot achieve equality for all by always treating everyone the same.
We will build on our similarities and seek enrichment from our differences and so promote understanding and learning between and towards others to create cohesive communities.
We seek to embed equality of access, opportunity and outcome for all members of our school community, within all aspects of school life.
Public bodies, including Local-Authority maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011.
At Snaith Primary School we take this obligation very seriously and ensure that all of our children can take part as fully as possible in every aspect of school life. We identify any barriers to learning that they may have and then work to overcome these so that each child can fulfil their potential.
We strive to uphold the three general aims of the Equality Act 2010:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
- Foster good relationships between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Snaith Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. To achieve this, our Equality Policy and Equality statement outlines our objectives which can be found in the policy section of the website.