Waddesdon Village Primary School demonstrates a strong culture of inclusion and through the vision, values and culture of the school. Staff and governors are committed to promoting equality of opportunity across the school community and take seriously the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty as defined by legislation in 2010: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/149.
The Public Sector Equality Duty aims to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act. By removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.
Waddesdon Village Primary School Equality Objectives
- To extend our pupils' understanding of cultural diversity and tolerance of differences in culture and religious beliefs through positive experiences of different cultures, traditions and languages.
To ensure that all pupils have access and opportunity within our school and within our wider community.
To ensure that all pupils know bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school and that incidents are dealt with swiftly and effectively.
- To ensure that all parents are happy to come to school take part in school events and feel they are able to raise concerns about their child or about the way they are treated as a member of the school community and do not feel they are discriminated against in any way.
- To ensure that all pupils, irrespective of gender, make at least good progress year on year and to close gaps in attainment between boys and girls in English and mathematics.
- To ensure that all pupils new to the school experience a successful transition, are happy and settle quickly to learning.
All stakeholders at Waddesdon Village Primary School live through our School Values of Perseverance, Achievement, Tolerance, Honesty, Well-being and Aspiration – we all strive to demonstrate these both in and out of school, at all times in all that we do. We promote inclusivity at all times, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or gender and we endeavour to improve the lives of all our children, young people and families.
We celebrate diversity and take steps to tackle all kinds of bullying and in doing so, we believe that children will be happier and more successful. We celebrate all our children and their families without discrimination. We are a caring community where our School Values are built on respect and inclusivity for all.
At Waddesdon Village Primary School we are committed to ensuring that all students have as full access as is reasonably practical to all the opportunities that the school provides and that all students, [regardless of background, gender, culture, faith, ability, economic status or ethnic origin] will be treated with equal respect by fellow pupils, teachers and other employees.
Our school has specific policies for Admissions, Behaviour, Bullying, Equalities and Special Educational Needs. We ensure that all policies, where appropriate, but especially these policies, promote all forms of equality. Policies are regularly reviewed and agreed by the school’s Governors. They form a key part of the basis of the day to day running of our school.