Marton Manor Equality Objectives Statement
As a school we work together to match our vision, values and ethos to the expectations of the equality and diversity guidelines and legislation set out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. This includes the following 9 protected characteristics:
- Gender Reassignment
- Marriage and Civil Partnerships
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual Orientation
Objective 1: Eliminating discrimination
To develop the provision of PSHE and RSE in order to embed a clear understanding of the protected characteristics at an age appropriate level.
Why we have chosen this objective: To ensure that our pupils are well-prepared for an ever-changing and diverse society and that they consistently display the core value of ‘respect’ in their interactions with other people.
To achieve this objective, we plan to: Embed the equality values throughout the curriculum and our wider provision.
Progress we are making towards this objective: Opportunities to discuss the protected characteristics have been identified in the long term PSHE planning. Whole class evidence books are used to keep evidence of discussions in these lessons. Regular opportunities are planned for discussion around the protected characteristics during assembly and reflection time.
Objective 2: Advancing equality
To ensure that the curriculum celebrates the diversity not only in our community, but across the UK. To develop a curriculum where all children are represented and that they develop a greater understanding of diversity through the texts that they read and share.
Why we have chosen this objective: Marton Manor is a predominantly white, British demographic. We aim to increase our pupils’ understanding of diversity, ensuring that children from all background are represented.
To achieve this objective, we plan to: Review the curriculum, assemblies & our reading spine, ensuring representation of different cultures and backgrounds.
Progress we are making towards this objective: Curriculum leaders have started to review our curriculum offer, our Head teacher has reviewed our assembly offer, our PSHE Lead is beginning work towards making our school a ‘Right’s Respecting’ School.
Objective 3: Fostering good relations
We aim to develop and foster relationships with others that are from a contrasting community.
Why we have chosen this objective: We want them to develop links and learn about how life is different in other parts of the area and country.
To achieve this objective, we plan to: Involve the school council in driving the initiative.
Progress we are making towards this objective: Collections for food and clothing banks, Salvation Army, and other national charitable organisations e.g. Children in Need and Comic Relief, gaining Rights Respecting School status.
Please see our Equality Objectives policy below for more information.