Equality Statement for Kings Norton Nursery School
At Kings Norton Nursery School, we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our pupils, staff, parents and carers.
Children’s rights are at the centre of all we do. As a rights respecting School we respect and celebrate the uniqueness of every child. We intend to provide every child with the opportunity to access an ambitious curriculum, through high quality teaching and learning, that enables them to experience joy, wonder and the highest possible standards of achievement.
We value diversity and the richness it brings to our nursery as children enjoy playing and learning together within a welcoming, inclusive and anti-discriminatory environment. We encourage all children to have a positive self-identity, appreciating their own culture and celebrating the diversity of other cultures.
We strive to eliminate discrimination wherever it exists. We promote attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice.
Our whole school policy applies to all members of our school community, including pupils, staff, governors, parents, carers, visitors and members of the wider community. We value the contribution of all families to deepen our understanding of equality and diversity.
Our equality and diversity principles are underpinned by our statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010. On 1st October 2010, the Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing equality legislation, including the Race Relations Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Sex Discrimination Act.
Kings Norton Nursery School is committed to equal treatment and protection from discrimination to meet the requirements of the Equality Act, with regard to the following ‘protected characteristics’:
· gender reassignment;
· marriage and civil partnership;
· pregnancy and maternity;
· religion or belief;
· sexual orientation.
This commitment applies to our work in the classroom, our pupil support systems, our recruitment and retention of staff and our work in the local and wider community.
As we strive to further improve our practice and provision, we have set the following equality objectives:
We will review our Equality and Diversity commitments regularly as part of our School Improvement agenda. Our Equality Objectives will be reviewed at least every 4 years.