This Statement outlines the commitment of the Staff and Governors to promote equality. This involves tackling the barriers which could lead to unequal outcomes so that there is equality of access, and that the diversity within the school community and the wider world is celebrated and valued.
We wish to create an ethos of Shared Humanity; identifying commonality and shared values and aspirations. This underpins our approach to equality. We value our fundamental similarities and universality.
We believe that equality at our school should permeate all aspects of school life and the wider world and it is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth. At WHFCS and Resource Base, equality is a key principle for treating all people the same irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religious beliefs/faith tradition, sexual orientation, age or any other of the protected characteristics (Single Equalities Act 2010).
This Statement has been drawn up as a result of discussions with representatives of teaching and support staff, pupils, parents and governors and has been shared with the whole school community.