At Our Lady, Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010, and in particular our duties in regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty-to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations.
We are also fully committed to meeting our responsibilities in regards to- The Prevent Strategy, Promoting British Values, Child Sex Exploitation, Young Carers, and any other Government backed equality initiatives.
Our aim is to provide a framework that supports our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between different groups of people. It is also intended to help tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
As such, we recognise that the whole school community working together, encouraging strong, positive relationships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and other school stakeholders helps to provide the best education and life experiences for all our pupils.
In line with our responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty arising from the Equality Act 2010, we shall be shortly publishing on line and in paper format our Equality Objectives for the next four years; which we intend to evaluate annually. We shall also publish information regarding our compliance to the Public Sector Equality Duty.
In line with our responsibility under the Specific Duty of the Equality Act, Our Lady, Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School has after consultation with all school stakeholders established our equality objectives. The following objectives will be reviewed each year.
Equality Objective 1:
To provide a free breakfast club and a free after school activity for all pupils.
Equality Objective 2:
To tackle prejudice and promote greater understanding of disabilities, including learning disabilities.
Equality and Diversity Week 31.10.16
To promote 'Equality and Diversity,' at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School we held an 'Equality and Diversity Week.' We opened the week with a whole school assembly, where we discussed what it means to be different. We read a story about a boy called 'Oliver,' who is happy to be different.
In class we read a variety of different books which focused on different disabilities. In Year 2, they read about a mole who was blind and in Year 3 they read about a little girl in a wheel chair, who became a mermaid in the water! We also discussed in our Philosophy 4 Children sessions the importance of understanding disabilities and to treat everyone the same.
Year 6, took part in an inspiring workshop with Peter Yip; 'Different but the Same.'
At Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School we will continue to tackle prejudice and we will promote a greater understanding of disabilities, including learning disabilities.