Equalities

East Claydon C of E School demonstrates a strong culture of inclusion through our vision, values and culture.

Our Vision
At East Claydon we strive to live our Christian values every day, putting our children’s wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. Through personalised and immersive learning, we nurture curiosity, creativity and emotional resilience whilst inspiring every child to excel. Here everyone will be supported to fulfil their dreams, whilst learning to value each other and all of God’s creation.

What is Equality?
Equality is the principle of equal opportunity for all people irrespective of their:

  • sex
  • ethnicity
  • disability
  • religious belief/ non-belief
  • sexual orientation
  • age
  • gender reassignment or expression
  • marriage or civil partnership and
  • pregnancy or maternity status.

These are known as ‘protected characteristics’ as defined by the Equalities Act 2010.

Staff and governors are committed to promoting equality of opportunity across the school community and take seriously the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty as defined by The Equalities Act 2010: www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/149

The Public Sector Equality Duty aims to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act. By removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.

East Claydon Equalities Objectives – December 2018

  • To provide opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and to celebrate the diversity of other cultures, faiths, languages and traditions in order to prepare them for life in a diverse society.
  • To ensure that our school is open and welcoming to all parents and carers, who feel that they can access the staff, building and events equally and without discrimination.
  • To ensure that all pupils new to the school experience a successful transition, are happy and settle quickly into our community. All children should feel equally valued and supported by the whole school community.
  • To use inclusive teaching approaches which meet the individual learning needs of all pupils and ensure everyone has equal opportunities to succeed.

Equalities and Cohesion policy Autumn 2018