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Public sector equality duty

Equality statement

At Studley Green Primary School, we are dedicated to ensuring equal opportunities for all pupils, staff, parents, and carers, regardless of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age, or socio-economic background. Our goal is to cultivate a culture of inclusion and diversity, where everyone associated with the school takes pride in their identity and feels empowered to fully engage in school life.

We address discrimination by actively promoting equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes, and fostering an environment that champions respect for all.

At Studley Green Primary School, we firmly believe that diversity is a strength that should be respected and celebrated by everyone involved in learning, teaching, and visiting our school.

We will not discriminate against, harass, or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the school community based on their:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy or maternity

Studley Green Primary School has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we treat discrimination against any member of our school community with the utmost severity. When an incident is reported through our thorough reporting procedure, the school is committed to taking appropriate action and implementing a resolution that is fair and firm. We draw heavily on our school values of respect, kindness, positivity, resilience, responsibility and honesty, along with our school rules:

  • Be kind
  • Work hard
  • Act safely
  • Move calmly
  • Show respect

Equality in Teaching and Learning

We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and achieve the highest level of personal accomplishment. We do this by:

  • Ensuring equal access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population, and local community without stereotyping
  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
  • Involving all parents in supporting their child’s education
  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population that are inclusive and reflective of our pupils

Equality in Admissions and Exclusions

Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability, and/or socio-economic background.

Our Environment and Ethos

Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity. We believe that greater success for pupils and staff can be achieved by recognising the uniqueness of individuals. Creating a prejudice-free environment where individuals feel confident and at ease is a commitment of the school.

This environment will be achieved by:

  • Following our school rules and embodying our values
  • Treating all members of the school community fairly at all times
  • Developing an understanding of diversity and the benefits it can bring
  • Adopting an inclusive attitude
  • Implementing an inclusive curriculum that is accessible to all
  • Encouraging compassion and open-mindedness

At Studley Green Primary School, our pupils are taught to be:

  • Understanding of others
  • Celebratory of cultural diversity
  • Eager to reach their full potential
  • Inclusive
  • Aware of what constitutes discriminatory behaviour

Equal Opportunities for Staff

All staff appointments and promotions are made based on merit and ability, in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.

The school’s employees will not:

  • Discriminate against any member of the school
  • Treat other members of the school unfairly

The school’s employees will:

  • Promote diversity and equality
  • Encourage and adopt an inclusive attitude
  • Lead by example

Equality objectives 2024

We aim to teach an inclusive curriculum and narrow the gap between the advantaged and disadvantaged. More information, including our 2024-28 objectives, is coming soon.

More information can be found in our Equality and Diversity policy.