At St Mary’s C of E Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, faith or religion 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 and able to participate fully in school life.
We tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment that champions respect for all. At St Mary’s, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
Our curriculum places an emphasis on spiritual, moral, cultural, social and emotional development. We promote tolerance and respect for others through our Christian values, Worship, curriculum and school rules. St Mary’s is a welcoming, inclusive school, in which we ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to participate and succeed.
It is the responsibility of all staff members to challenge prejudice and discrimination. All staff members should be confident in dealing and with investigating prejudice-related incidents. Such incidents must be reported to the Headteacher and recorded. Prejudice-related incidents are reported to the Governors every term in the Headteacher’s report.
The school’s Equalities Policy reflects our Christian vision:
“Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34
Unconditional love underpins all we do at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School. We value and embrace the individuality of every child as they discover, learn and flourish in a place of security and love. We are an inclusive school, welcoming all children with respect, understanding and dignity. We have a duty of care to the children and will demonstrate the compassion and understanding that allows all children to flourish. In the context of the Equalities Policy, the primary message of the school’s vision is that we must treat all members of the school community with the dignity and respect that will allow them to flourish.
Please see our Equalities and Accessibility Policy and objectives for further information. Our objectives are included as an appendix to the policy. Anonymous information about the characteristics of pupils attending St Mary's School is also shared below.
The school has 37 employees (correct January 2024). Schools with 150 employees or more must publish equality information about employees. Schools with 250 employees or more must publish information about the gender pay gap.
Equality Information updated January 2024.