Equality and Diversity
'Pupils are encouraged to express their views on how to improve the school. They are tolerant and respectful of those who may be different from themselves.' (Ofsted Report,2019)
‘We couldn’t wish for a better school. Each child has an equal chance to flourish.’ Parent Comment, Ofsted Report, 2019)
- To eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this act.
- To advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
- To foster good relations between persons who share relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
- Single Equality Policy - available below and in school on request
- Accessibility Policy and Plan
- Equality Scheme including summary of data and equality objectives available below (Full version of data is available in school, on request)
Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:
- Gender reassignment
- Religion or belief
- Marriage or civil partnership
- Sexual orientation
- Pregnancy and maternity
At Newchurch, we actively promote these in our curriculum and work to embed them into our ethos.
Under the Equality Act you are protected from discrimination:
- When you are in the workplace
- When you use public services like healthcare (for example, visiting your doctor or local hospital) or education (for example, at your school or college)
- When you use businesses and other organisations that provide services and goods (like shops, restaurants, and cinemas)
- When you use transport
- When you join a club or association (for example, your local rugby club)
- When you have contact with public bodies like your local council or government departments