What does equality mean to us?
Equality means equal opportunies for all of 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.
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.
What does it mean in practice?
We strive to eliminate discrimination wherever it exists. We promote attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice.
We talk with children openly about similarities and differences and how everyone is unique and special, encouraging them to value and celebrate these differences.
We teach children about different cultures and festivals to encourage curiosity and appreciation for others' cultures.
As part of our work as a Unicef Rights Respecting School, we talk with children about their rights and the rights of others. The award is based on the principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination, and participation, which supports children to value themselves and others.
Our Equality Objectives
Improve knowledge, understanding and respect for equal human rights so that our children learn to appreciate and value their rights and the rights of others, difference and diversity.
To narrow the gap in attainment between our children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.
To use evidence-based research to ensure effective use of Early Years Pupil Premium funding and sustained impact.
To promote diversity within the curriculum and resources with specific reference to SEND, race, religion, different family models and gender.
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 four years.
If you would like further information about Equality, please see our Equality and Diversity policy.
Equality Act 2010 and The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)
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’:
marriage and civil partnership
pregnancy and maternity
religion or belief
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.