Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunities Statement of commitment

Houghton Conquest Lower School and the Governing Body are committed to a policy of equality and aims to ensure that no employee, job applicant, child or other member of our school community is treated less favourably on grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic background, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief.

Any behaviour, comments or attitudes that undermine or threaten an individual’s self-esteem on these grounds will not be tolerated. We aim to provide equal access to high quality educational opportunities and to ensure that everyone feels that they are a valued member of our school community. We seek to provide a safe and happy environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and where we can all flourish and achieve our full potential.

We aim to empower our children to make informed choices so that they are better prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in a modern world.

All members of our school community are responsible for promoting our equal opportunity policy and are obliged to respect and act in accordance with it.

A link to www.livingvalues.net

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.

Equality Objectives 2019 – 2021

These objectives will be planned for and met through our process of whole school development and reviewed on a regular basis.

Equality Objectives 2016 – 2018

 

Equality and Diversity Policy