GREEN PARK SCHOOL – EQUALITY STATEMENT AND OBJECTIVES
We believe that equality at Green Park School should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Indeed, it is one of our core values.
Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth. At Green Park School, equality is a key principle for treating all people the same irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religious beliefs/faith tradition, sexual orientation, age or any other of the protected characteristics (Single Equalities Act 2010).
We are committed to the development of cohesive communities both within our school’s physical boundaries and within our local, national and global environments. Our school embraces the aim of working together to improve children’s educational and well-being outcomes.
The Act introduced requires all schools to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and two specific duties.
Public Sector Equality Duty requires us a school to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
- Foster good relations between different groups.
The Two “specific duties” requires us to:
-Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty
-Publish Equality Objectives at least every 4 years which are specific and measurable
The action plan and statement demonstrate these two specific duties.
We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998.
Our Equality Statement is based on the principles above and aims to ensure that:
‘All pupils and members of staff at our School are provided with opportunities to fulfil their potential whatever their sex, race, colour ethnic or national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief.’
Our equality objectives are written within our equalities policy.
Our accessibility plan is available on our SEND page of the school website.
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Green Park Drive, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 0NH