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Equal Opportunities - Equality Statement

We actively promote equal opportunities and race equality at the School. All children, parents, carers and staff are valued and respected as individuals, irrespective of their race, culture, class, gender, religion or age. We welcome the diversity of culture and experience we have at Granville Plus, not least for the contribution it makes to learning. We feel we can learn from the children and their families, from experience and from colleagues.   Everyone is enriched by learning about eachothers’ backgrounds.

We know that to be a successful learner your child needs a positive self-image. Children need to feel that they belong and that they have responsibilities as part of the group, and as individuals. 

Our resources and activities aim to reflect the diversity of children’s experiences and cultures. We encourage and respect children in the use of their first language and culture. 

Hurtful remarks or actions, name calling, racist or sexist comments are not acceptable. Staff will discuss these issues with the children as they arise. We will also challenge any discriminatory or derogatory remarks or behaviour in adults. 

Equality Information

The Equality Act 2010 has replaced all previous equality information such as the Race Relations Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Sex Discrimination Act. It was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of "protected characteristics". This means that schools cannot discriminate against pupils or treat them less favourably because of their race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or pregnancy or maternity.

The Equality Act requires all schools to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty, and two "specific duties".

The Public Sector Equality Duty requires us to:

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advance equality of opportunity between different groups, and foster good relations between different groups.

The two "specific duties" require us to:

  • Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty (see Equality Statement above)
  • Publish Equality Objectives at least every 4 years, which are specific and measurable.

 We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998.