EqualitY & INCLUSION
No outsiders in our school
The Equality Act 2010
Since 2010 equality has been enshrined in British law. How fantastic that most of our children have never lived in country without an Equality Act!
The Act identifies a number of protected characteristics. It is unlawful to discriminate against someone because of the following:
- race, religion or belief
- Gender and sex: pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender reassignment
The No Outsiders programme uses picture books to explore themes in a child-friendly, age-appropriate way. The Northwich Education Partnership has funded training for schools and from 7th March, World Book Day 2019, the books will be available in school for parents, in the entrance hall.
Children arrive in school from a wide range of starting points, each with their individual strengths and challenges. To treat then with equality, to be useful and kind, we seek to treat each child according to his or her need.
Some pupils need praise and affirmation for very small things, for others to thrive it is important we expect more from them than what they can do easily. What is important, is that praise and affirmation are for the 'over and above' effort children put in: to their learning, their personal and social development and of course, to their learning.
We aim to represent the diversity of families we serve, in our culture and through the curriculum. We welcome all our children and families. Books in the library, maths problems and literature in class represent the diversity of beliefs, people and families in modern Britain and in school.