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Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity statement 

At North Scarle Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age 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 ability to participate fully in school life.

We address discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which promotes respect for all. 

At North Scarle Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us. We recognise the Protected Characteristics and that 'Everyone is unique' and 'Differences are good.'

Equality in Teaching and learning

We welcome the contribution equal opportunities makes to the education and learning of all members of our school through:

  • developing and reinforcing the views and rights of individuals and groups who have different beliefs
  • preparing to be active members of a community, understanding the value of citizenship and developing an awareness of societies in other parts of Britain and across the world
  • a school curriculum that is planned to include issue-based work.

We undertake:

  • to promote the self-esteem and emotional and social development of each pupil
  • to ensure that girls and boys have a full entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum and they become well-rounded learners
  • to work closely with our pupils to identify their learning styles and preferred areas of intelligence in line with all school policies
  • to provide, through the behaviour of staff towards each other, pupils, parents and visitors, an example that will encourage all members of our school community to be conscious of the importance of equal opportunities and respect for others
  • to respect the cultural and ethnic diversity of pupils, parents, staff and visitors
  • to enrich the pupils’ education with experiences that will further their understanding of other cultures and celebrate difference
  • to develop our pupils’ debating and reasoning skills so that they respect and listen to other points of view
  • to enable high quality learning to take place through studying other religions as set down in the Agreed Syllabus
  • to make full use of opportunities within the life of the school to increase religious understanding and tolerance and forge links with the wider community.

Equality in Admissions and Exclusions

Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background. 

Equal Opportunities for Staff

All staff appointments are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law.


See also The Equality Act 2010: Advice for Schools for further information.