Equalities and Diversity
As part of ODBST, Padbury Church of England School staff and governors are committed to working together to provide a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment to ensure every pupil is part of the school community, whatever their ability or need.
From April 2012 schools were expected to meet the requirements of the Equality Act. The Equality Act 2012 brings all legislation under a more straight forward law which is less complicated to understand and apply. The Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing equality legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act. The effect of the law is the same as in the past, meaning that “schools cannot unlawfully discriminate against pupils because of sex, race, disability, religion or belief and sexual orientation”. There are protected groups and schools have to ensure that the curriculum is delivered to allow access for all. To protect those people considered to have a disability reasonable adjustments must be made.
As part of ODBST, Padbury Church of England Primary School is committed to providing an environment that enables full curriculum access that values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to taking positive action in the spirit of the Equality Act 2010 with regard to disability and to developing a culture of inclusion, support and awareness within the school.
Equality Statements 2019-2020
At Padbury Church of England School we:
- value and recognise all stakeholders and enable them to develop and perform to the best of their ability;
- promote good relations between different groups sharing protected characteristics and those who do not;
- support dignity and respect for all, where no form of discrimination, intimidation, bullying or harassment is tolerated;
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not;
- where appropriate, we allow positive action to be taken for under-represented groups;
- allow breaches of equality to be investigated and dealt with accordingly as matters of misconduct;
This enables Padbury, as part of ODBST to comply with its statutory obligations under the Equality Act (2010)