Equalities at St Peter's
We value the diverse nature of our school community and the Equalities and opportunities that are provided for all pupils and staff.
St Peter’s Anglican Methodist Primary School provides an education for all, acknowledging that the society within which we live is enriched by ethnic diversity, culture and faith of its citizens.
The primary focus of education is to increase life chances. We recognise, acknowledge and uphold the 9 protected characteristics of the Equalities Act 2010. We actively discourage discrimination in any form including age, disability, gender (including gender reassignment), sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or belief and educational capability. We will actively promote an inclusive environment and ethos.
Equality of opportunity is about providing equality and excellence for all in order to promote the highest possible standards of achievement. Equality of opportunity applies to all members of the school community; pupils, staff, governors, parents and community members.
It is based on the following core values and ethos as expressed in this school’s vision:
St Peter’s Anglican Methodist Primary School will help all members of the school community to:
- develop an understanding of the Christian values of respect, hope and love
- be happy, confident, collaborative and successful learners, developing a pride in personal achievement, whilst encouraging a passion for learning
- understand and express their own thoughts and feelings and to be sensitive to others
- be aware of the importance of a safe environment, foster and maintain a healthy lifestyle through emotional self-awareness and physical well-being enabling them to deal with challenging situations
- develop integrity, value and respect others, as part of the local community and within our diverse society
- gain optimum learning experiences, equipping children with the skills and knowledge needed for their future with a sense of self-responsibility.
These aims are designed to ensure that the school meets the needs of all, taking account of race, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, sexual orientation, age, ability, disability and social circumstances. It is important that in this school we value cultural diversity, meet the diverse needs of pupils to ensure inclusion and ensure that all pupils are prepared for full participation in a multi-ethnic society.
Our Equalities Plan runs from 2021 to 2024
Our equality aims are:
- To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. We aim to meet this objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity, celebrating our rich and varied school family
- To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the PSHE curriculum
- To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities
- To move beyond the idea of children having ‘fixed ability’ and through our teaching and learning policy, allow access to adaptive teaching and flexible levels of challenge on a daily basis
- To narrow the gap between achievement for all groups and access the curriculum – for all to achieve as well as their peers, despite home or environmental circumstances
- To promote strong Christian belief and understanding of differing beliefs through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school day
- To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010