At St Anselm’s the Governors recognise the importance of ensuring equal opportunity for all children and adults. The Governors will continue to ensure that this is an essential element of all school policies and actions.
The right to develop, learn and work in an environment free from discrimination is implicit in our school’s ethos and embodied in its mission statement. No member of our school community shall suffer direct or indirect discrimination on the basis of a protected characteristic. Allegations of victimisation or harassment associated with discrimination will be investigated and pursued in line with the school’s grievance and behaviour policies.
Equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination must permeate all aspects of school life, including in particular:
- Teaching, learning and assessment
- Behaviour and sanctions
- Pupil rewards
- Advice and guidance
- Personal development and pastoral care
- Extra-curricular opportunities and participation
- Admissions and attendance
- Delivery of the school curriculum and activities carried out in clubs before and after school
- Staff recruitment, promotion and professional development
- Partnerships with parents and communities
To ensure these principles are carried out we have set three Equality Objectives which are monitored and reviewed each year:
- To develop respect for others through an appreciation of God’s presence in every human being.
- To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.
- To ensure that a secure, safe and fair environment exists in which children including in particular, those with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act, 2010, may develop self – esteem and sense of purpose, in order that their strengths be fully realised and are in consequence more likely to make at least good progress.