Kyson Primary School

01394 384481
EqUality DUTY

All Local Authority schools are bound by the public sector equality duty which requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to:

- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, and victimisation
- advance equality of opportunity
- foster good relations

Having due regard involves:

- removing or minimising disadvantages
- taking steps to meet different needs
- addressing the under representation of particular groups

 At Kyson, we aim to offer all our children, regardless of racial, cultural or religious origin and irrespective of differences of class, gender or disability, the opportunity to develop to the full, their talents, abilities and interests. We value the individuality of each child. We get to know them and their families well and we work together in a partnership with them.

 We value the diversity that exists among people and the contribution that men and women from different backgrounds have made to the world we live in today. We are aware that our children are growing up in a multi-racial, multi-faith and multi-cultural society and that if they are to become educated and effective citizens of our society, they need to be aware of, and have a good understanding of, the variety of cultural and religious traditions within it. We actively promote and celebrate this through our whole school assemblies and our curriculum.

 Many stereotypes about the roles of men and women from different ethnic backgrounds exist in our society. We believe that such stereotypes limit the potential of human beings and we encourage our children to understand and see beyond them.

 Our school is committed to the values of fairness, justice and equality. We educate our children to treat other people with courtesy, consideration and to respect their point of view. All staff model this daily. Racism and sexism have no place in our school and every effort is made to discourage both through challenging personal prejudice and stereotypical views whenever they occur.

 We do not discriminate in any way against children seeking admission to our school on grounds of sex, race, ethnicity, disability, religion or belief. Exactly the same is true of our recruitment and employment of staff and any others involved in our school community. We do not discriminate on grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation or gender reassignment and our school building gives easy access for those with disabilities.

Click here to read the Equalities policy in full.