Waddesdon Village Primary School demonstrates a strong identity which has a strong ethos of inclusion which is revealed through our vision and values 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 (last reviewed November 2023)
- 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.
Develop an understanding of, and respect for religions and faiths represented in Great Britain and the wider world; Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam by discussions and our religious education curriculum. These lessons are to be supplemented by delivering assemblies encompassing our world and our communities. In addition, guest speakers will be invited. We are open to raise awareness of other faiths, particularly if they are represented within our school community.
- 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.