The basic equality between all human beings has always been fundamental to Catholic belief and teaching. St Benedict's Catholic Primary School acknowledges and welcomes diversity among pupils, staff, governors and visitors. Our Equality Policy 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 the diversity within the school community is celebrated and valued.
We believe that equality at our school should permeate all aspects of school life and 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 St Benedict's Catholic Primary School, 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). We promote the principles of fairness and justice for all through the education that we provide in our school.
To ensure these principles are carried out we have set Equality Objectives which will be monitored by the Governing Body and reviewed each year:
To raise attainment for Boys in English
To increase understanding of different forms of bullying and discrimination including homophobic and transgender bullying.
To increase understanding between Religious Groups