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 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.

Equality

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.

Race and Diversity

We welcome our duties under the Equality Act to uphold the rights of all people in our community, especially in rejecting hate speech, and racist lanaguage and acts.

We do not tolerate discrimination based on race, colour, nationality, citizenship or where you are from in the world. 

Disability

We welcome our duties under the Equality Act to uphold the rights of anyone with a disability. We recognise that disability can be visible or hidden and we will include all members of our community.

We will not discriminate against people with a disability, people facing mental health problems, or people who see the world in a different way because of their condition.

LGBT+

We welcome our duties under the Equality Act to uphold the rights of LGBT+ people in our community and beyond, especially tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and language.

One of our members of staff, Zita Rogers, is a Stonewall Training Partner, and Oakwood is a Stonewall School Champion.