Equal Opportunities - Public Sector Equality Duty
At Cheadle Catholic Junior School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 put in place a number of duties for public bodies, including schools, to ensure that they have due regard to certain 'protected' groups. All public bodies and schools must have due regard to:
9 Protected Characteristics
We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil or other members of the school community because of their:
The legal and local framework for this policy is:
Cheadle Catholic Junior School is a welcoming school where everyone is valued highly and where tolerance, honesty, co-operation and mutual respect for others are fostered. We are committed to the development of the whole person within a supportive, secure and creative environment. A broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum provides equal opportunity for all pupils to maximise their potential regardless of disability, gender re-assignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender or sexual orientation. We endeavour to promote positive relationships with parents, governors and members of the wider community.
At Cheadle Catholic Junior School we aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to our school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life. The achievement of all children will be monitored and we will use data to support children, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching and learning. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which celebrates respect for all.
At Cheadle Catholic Junior School, diversity is seen as a strength which should be valued by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
Our core values are woven through our curriculum. Themes, topics, texts and subjects have been carefully planned to reflect our values and promote equality and respect for those with protected characteristics. There is strong emphasis on learning to respect ourselves, each other and our world.