Single Equality Scheme
At Bracken Edge Primary School we actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff, governors, pupils and parents, creating a harmonious learning community where all can succeed.
Our Single Equality Scheme adheres to seven key principles which enables us to meet the equality duties set out in the Equality Act. The development of this scheme involved the whole of our school community, including;
· parents and carers
· community partners
· those in marginalised, vulnerable and potentially isolated groups
The seven key principals of the scheme are:
Principle 1: All members of the school and wider community are of equal value.
Principle 2: We recognise and respect diversity.
Principle 3: We foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
Principle 4: We will ensure that the recruitment, retention and ongoing development of staff is undertaken in a fair and equitable manner to support our school’s vision and values.
Principle 5: We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
Principle 6: We consult widely.
Principle 7: We feel that the community as a whole should benefit.
At Bracken Edge Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of age, race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity or ability to participate fully in school life.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying or stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.
At Bracken Edge Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all stakeholders of the school.