Our Equal Opportunities Statement:
The essence of equal opportunities is that individuals should be judged according to their individual merits and not on the basis of a characteristic ascribed to them arbitrarily because they are or are not members of a particular group. Equality of entitlement underpins all education legislation and is fundamental to the National Curriculum. The care and sensitivity with which equal opportunities issues are addressed is an expression of a school's values and ethos, and will have a significant impact on effectiveness. Respect for all human beings implies equal opportunities for all. At this school we aim to uphold our founding Christian principles of fairness, compassion and provision of quality education for every child.
Discrimination can be in many forms: direct or indirect, overt or covert. All forms are socially divisive and hinder individual development. This policy gives effect to all the various relevant Acts as well as the principles of the LA's own general policy statement.