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Equality Statement


Overall aims of our Equality Policy

  • To eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

  • To promote equality of access and opportunity within our school and within our wider community. 

  • To promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people with different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins.

To ensure that equality and inclusive practice are embedded across all aspects of school life the scheme is organised using the five Every Child Matters themes

  • Being healthy

  • Staying safe

  • Enjoying and achieving

  • Making a positive contribution

  • Achieving economic well-being

Issues relating to adults within the school community can be embraced under these themes and reflected in the action plan.

Our Approach

We seek to embed equality of access, opportunity and outcome for all members of our school community, within all aspects of school life.

We actively seek out opportunities to embrace the following key concepts:

  • Shared Humanity.  Identifying commonality and shared values, aspirations and needs underpins our approach to equality.  We value our fundamental similarities and universality

  • Valuing difference and diversity.  We appreciate the richness within our differences and look for ways of celebrating and understanding them better

  • Interdependence, interaction and influence.  We recognise that, as they evolve, distinct cultures, beliefs and lifestyles will impact on and inform each other

  • Social cohesion within our school and within our local community

  • Excellence.  We aim to inspire and recognise high personal and collective achievement throughout our community, the UK and the wider world.  Excellence is to be found everywhere

  • Personal and cultural identity.  We will provide opportunities to explore and value the complexity of our personal and cultural identities

  • Fairness and social justice. We will develop our understanding of the inequality that exists in society and explore ways of individually and collectively promoting a more equitable society.

Elliot Foundation's Equality Policy

Griffin's Equality and Community Cohesion Policy can be found on this page.