Ellistown Community Primary School endeavours to improve the lives of children, young people and families.
We welcome all children and their families without discrimination. We value everyone in our school community, celebrating and valuing our differences, our uniqueness and the fact that we are all equal.
We ensure that all forms of bullying, including homophobic, transphobic and racist bullying are tackled efficiently. In doing so we believe that children will attain more at school and our community will be happier and more successful. We hold the Inclusion Quality Mark which recognises the work we do at Ellistown School to support inclusion.
Due to the Public Sector Equality Duty we teach the Equality Act 2010 to all of our pupils in a child friendly way, discussing all of the protected characteristics during each child’s school career as appropriate. Children are taught from Early Years onwards to recognise and accept difference and diversity in the school and their communities.
Our equality objectives are:
Progress towards these objectives will be evaluated at the end of each school year and available to view in our Equality Policy (see link above). The first review of these objectives was in July 2022
As children move through our school the ‘No Outsiders’ ethos is developed through references to the Equality Act 2010. By upper KS2 children will understand the different protected characteristics and understand the definitions.
Our school ethos of “No Outsiders” enables and supports us in our aims to eliminate discrimination as children learn that everyone is welcome in the school. This ensures that everybody feels welcome and valued in line with the 2010 Equality Act, whatever their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. The character-building ethos improves equality of opportunity for all, encouraging children to be proud of who they are and who they are growing up to be. Children will also understand how British law protects those differences in the strive for equality.
The school will consult with children every year through a questionnaire which demonstrates the extent to which attitudes towards equality and diversity are understood and accepted. Parents, staff and governors will also be surveyed.
Learn more about 'No Outsiders' by clicking here.
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