'Live, Love and Learn Joyfully in the Family of Christ'
The Equality Act 2010 was passed by Parliament to promote equality. It applies to all organisations, including schools. As a result our school needs to ensure it is treating all pupils, staff, parents, governors, volunteers and visitors without discrimination in respect of factors specified by the Act. These are:
• Ethnicity and race
• Gender identity and reassignment
• Marriage and civil partnership
• Pregnancy, maternity and breast-feeding
• Sexual orientation
What Sacred Heart School has to do?
Our responsibility is to ensure that everyone who attends, works in or visits our school is treated equally.
We need to plan the strategies and policies required by the Equalities Act for the benefit of the whole school community.
Our Longer Term Commitment to Equality (our Equality Objectives)
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish specific and measurable equality objectives. Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of data and other information. Our equality objectives focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.
We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives
Our equality objectives The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish specific and measurable equality objectives. Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of our equality information and other evidence. Our equality objectives focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.
Aim: To meet the key principles of the 2010 Equality Act and our Christian responsibility by having measurable objectives that will span the next four years (specific duties)
Objective 1: we will achieve this by promoting the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child through the planned curriculum, assemblies, our relationships with all and in the daily life of the school. (2020– 2024)
In 1989, governments across the world promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The convention says what communities must do so that all children:
• grow as healthy as possible;
• can learn at school;
• are protected;
• have their views listened to; and
• are treated fairly.
These are the rights of the children at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and are the basis for all that we are committed to achieve for our children.
Objective 2: We will review our Relationships and Sex Education and our PSHE policies and ensure that it meets both Government requirement and the ethos of the School whilst it remains inclusive to the needs of the diversity families that make up our school. (2020 –2024)
Objective 3: In reviewing new reading materials, we will ensure that the texts that we choose are reflective of a diverse society and, in particular, of our own community. (2021– 2025)
Objective 4: In reviewing the breadth of our curriculum, we will ensure that there are ample opportunities to expose children to historical and scientific perspectives from a range of cultures, ethnic backgrounds, from both male and female perspectives, including individuals with disabilities (remembering that some disabilities are less visible.) (2021 –2025)