Over recent years, schools have (in line with other institutions and public bodies) been working towards an improved understanding of the diverse nature of their communities, and recognising their role in promoting an understanding of equality for different groups of people. Much of this work is in response to legislation that places an increased duty on schools and other settings, but it also sits within the specific context of a school’s role in providing learning and opportunities for all - it is about fairness, rights and justice.
Equality legislation exists to protect people but also to try and advance equality. Inequality still persists in the UK despite 40 years of equality legislation. The recognition of diversity and promotion of inclusive and equality practices will help to overcome this disparity.
Please read our Equality Policy for more information. This includes how we aim to meet our Equality Objectives.