Our school fully supports the Equality Act 2010 and strives to ensure that everything done in school is fair, non-discriminatory and does not put individuals or groups at a disadvantage. In particular, we try to ensure that we do not discriminate, harass or victimise a pupil or potential pupil in relation to:
- the way we provide education for pupils;
- excluding a pupil or subjecting them to other disadvantage.
In accordance with the Act, we do not discriminate or treat a pupil less favourably because of their:
- religion or belief;
- sexual orientation.
In addition to the above 'protected characteristics' the following also apply to employees of the school:
- marriage and civil partnership;
- pregnancy and maternity;
- gender reassignment.
As part of the Equality Act, schools must comply with the Equality Duty. This means that when we are making decisions or developing policies, we consciously think about how we:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
- advance equality of opportunity;
- foster good relations.
St. David's C of E Primary is a diverse community. In 2017/18, approximately 36% of our pupils have English as an additional language with eight different languages being spoken across the school. We believe this enhances our school community and enables us to share our cultures and beliefs, to learn from one another and to value and respect our differences.