Equality and Diversity
At St Paul’s, our vision and six school values are the basis of our school life; they permeate all we do. We strive to nurture everyone within our community and actively support practices that promote genuine equality of opportunities for all children and staff.
We are committed to inclusive attitudes and practices for all within and beyond our school community, recognising our obligation under the Equality Act 2010, to oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination, bullying and harassment and will make every effort to comply with the requirements of the Act and its subsequent provisions.
We comply with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 and make our curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs. We value uniqueness and strive to ensure our policies and practices enable everyone to flourish
We aim to meet our obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010;
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it; and
- foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
In our vision statement, we value uniqueness and strive to ensure everyone feels nurtured.
Inspiring Learning, Nurturing Wholeness
St Paul whole-heartedly served others (Acts 11:26), he was brave and did not give up even when things were difficult (Acts 20:22-24). Inspired by him, we work together with courage and perseverance to nurture everyone in our school community, valuing each person’s uniqueness, and seeking to enable them to learn, grow and flourish.
We have six expectations around our behaviour towards one another
treat each other as we would like to be treated
forgive each other when things go wrong
always be honest, treating each other fairly
listen to one another
be kind, hardworking and do our best
look after everyone and everything in our school
In our single equality scheme, we have identified general and specific duties in promoting equality across the full range of protective characteristics.
Click here to go to our Equality Policy and our Equality Scheme & Objective.
Additionally, to our Equality Objectives, the nine protective characteristics are actively promoted through
- Our school vision, values and school expectations
- Within our behaviour policies
- Our codes of conduct
- Our themes in Collective Worship
- Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) sessions (using our Jigsaw scheme) and our Relationship Education
- Our club opportunities, including sport and sporting competitions
- Our Art units and projects
- Visitors coming into school and our schedule of trips and visits
- Our pupil courageous advocacy groups – School Council, the Faith team and Eco team
- Safer recruitment, retention and staff development
We collect and analyse the following data to assess the impact of our Equality Policy. The data is recorded on our CPOMs system and the main areas we assess are:
- Suspensions and Exclusions
- Racial incidents
- Bullying incidents
- Homophobic incidents
- Any other prejudice related incidents