Equality Information and Objectives Statement
At Elangeni School we are committed to ensuring that all of our pupils achieve their full potential and recognise those who have protected characteristics. We are also committed to tackling any inequalities related to race, gender and disability that may impede children’s progress or well-being.
We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The school’s general duties with regard to equality are:
We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any staff member, pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the school community because of their:
Equality of opportunity and non-discrimination extends to the treatment of all members of the school community. All staff members are obliged to act in accordance will the school’s various policies relating to equality.
We will guarantee that no redundancy is the result of direct or indirect prejudice. All disciplinary procedures are non-prejudicial, whether they result in warnings, dismissal, or any other disciplinary action.
We aim to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality and diversity, and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.
Aims to eradicate discrimination
We aim to be an inclusive school and engage with all our children, parents, carers, staff and governors through our shared vision and core values. Our school is committed to equality both as an employer and as a service-provider:
As a school, we pay due regard to equality by:
We are committed to having a balanced, diverse and fair curriculum. We believe that our pupils should be given the opportunity to explore ideas and concepts that may challenge their understanding, to help ensure that pupils learn to become more accepting and inclusive of others. Challenging and controversial concepts are delivered in a way that prevents discrimination and promotes inclusive attitudes.
Dealing with prejudice and celebrating diversity
We do not tolerate any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we treat discrimination against all members of our school with the utmost severity. When an incident is reported, our school is devoted to ensuring appropriate action is taken and a resolution is put into place which is both fair and firm.
Our pupils are taught to be:
The school’s employees will not:
The school’s employees will:
Throughout the year, the school provides a variety of opportunities to celebrate diversity, including:
Diversity and representation
We aim to ensure that all groups are represented throughout the school. We carry out informal checks to ensure each group or board is diverse and a true representation of our school community. We, as a school understands that representation in the classroom matters. Having a diverse workforce connects cultures, sets high expectations, and reduces implicit bias.
Now we have returned to normal, non-restricted times, we will resume our range of RE trips to experience different faiths, their places of worship and how and what they celebrate.
We are an inclusive school for all members of our school community. We know that we have a diverse range of pupils, parents, carers, staff and governors within our school community. We are committed to ensuring the best quality of education and experience for all our pupils under our care.
All of our pupils have the responsibility to be active and engaged learners, showing excellent behaviour at all times whilst showing respect and tolerance for their peers and the staff that work with them.
Every single one of our pupils is given the chance to engage in a broad and balanced school curriculum that is supplemented by trips and visitors each term. Work is tailored appropriately to meet pupils’ needs and pupils will always be challenged to achieve their very best in every lesson. All pupils have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of extra -curricular activities and opportunities.
The school ensures it has due regard to equality considerations whenever significant decisions are made.
The school always considers the impact of significant decisions on particular groups. For example, when a school trip or activity is being planned, the school considers whether the trips:
We remain flexible in our planning of events. As our school community changes, so do the specific considerations we need to consider in order to be sensitive to each individual.
For example, we do not draw attention to Mothers’ Day or Fathers’ Day as we have pupils who have lost a parent.
Prejudice is not tolerated and we are continuously working towards a more accepting and respectful environment for our school community.