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At Whitwick St John the Baptist, we are committed to meeting our responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination and ensure equality of opportunity for all members of our school community.
We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers regardless of age; disability; gender reassignment; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation. We have a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all, in line with our Christian Values.
In December 2022, we introduced our 'Equality Code'. This provides all children, staff and parents with a clear understanding of our expectations on how we treat each other at Whitwick St John the Baptist and within our school community.
In December 2022, we decided that our chosen equality objectives are:
Our Full Equality Policy can be found in the policies section.
The UK government recognises how important it is that "All children gain an understanding of the world they are growing up in, and learn how to live alongside, and show respect for, a diverse range of people.
Therefore, at Whitwick St John the Baptist, we ensure we have a systematic and progressive approach to the teaching of protected characteristics whilst also reinforcing these through the schools’ vision, values and behaviour policy.
Teaching and learning about protected characteristics is fully integrated into our PSHE curriculum (SCARF), through age-appropriate content across the SCARF spiral curriculum.
Some protected characteristics benefit from the in-depth coverage that will give children time to explore the knowledge and attitudes that will help them develop an appreciation of them. We've mapped the SCARF lessons that provide this greater depth to the relevant protected characteristics, but it's important to understand that teaching and learning about them threads through the vast majority of SCARF lesson plans.
You can find our map of the SCARF lessons that provide this greater depth to the relevant protected characteristics here
We do not expect pupils to be able to list all of the protected characteristics. We do expect them to be able to show an understanding of the world they are growing up in, and be able to live alongside, and show respect for, a diverse range of people.
Mrs Noon (Headteacher)
Whitwick St John the Baptist
Tel: 01530 832116
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