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Equality


Article 2
The Convention applies to every child, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say, no matter what type of family they come from.

Article 29
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.


Oakwood Primary School is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.

  • We make sure that our school is a safe and secure place for everyone.
  • We work to make sure that everyone is treated fairly and respectfully.
  • We recognise that people have different needs, and we understand that treating people fairly does not always mean treating them the same.
  • We want to make sure that no-one experiences less favourable treatment or discrimination.
  • We recognise that some pupils need extra support to help them to achieve and be successful.
  • We try to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and are involved in our decisions.

It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of:

  • age
  • being or becoming a transsexual person
  • being married or in a civil partnership
  • being pregnant or having a child
  • disability
  • race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • religion, belief or lack of religion/belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

These are called protected characteristics.

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to have due regard for the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

We welcome our duties:

  • To promote community cohesion (under the Education and Inspections Act 2006)
  • To eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations (under the Equality Act 2010)

We also welcome the emphasis of Ofsted inspections on the importance of accelerating the progress of pupils from groups who are underachieving.

 

 


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